gyrate ( gyrates 3rd person present) ( gyrating present participle) ( gyrated past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you gyrate, you dance or move your body quickly with circular movements.
The woman began to gyrate to the music. V
...a room stuffed full of gasping, gyrating bodies. V-ing
gyration ( gyrations plural) n-count usu pl
Prince continued his enthusiastic gyrations on stage.
2 verb To gyrate means to turn round and round in a circle, usually very fast.
The aeroplane was gyrating about the sky in a most unpleasant fashion. V prep, Also V
3 verb If things such as prices or currencies gyrate, they move up and down in a rapid and uncontrolled way. (JOURNALISM)
Interest rates began to gyrate up towards 20 per cent in 1980 and then down and up again. V adv/prep, Also V
gyration n-count usu pl, with supp
...the gyrations of the currency markets.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
circle, pirouette, revolve, rotate, spin, spiral, twirl, whirl
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