gyrate

adjective
gy·​rate | \ ˈjī-ˌrāt How to pronounce gyrate (audio) \

Definition of gyrate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: winding or coiled around : convoluted gyrate branches of a tree

gyrate

verb
gyrated; gyrating

Definition of gyrate (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to revolve around a point or axis
2 : to oscillate with or as if with a circular or spiral motion

Other Words from gyrate

Verb

gyrator \ ˈjī-​ˌrā-​tər How to pronounce gyrate (audio) \ noun
gyratory \ ˈjī-​rə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce gyrate (audio) \ adjective

Examples of gyrate in a Sentence

Verb They gyrated to the music. the gyroscope got its name for the way the disk inside the instrument gyrates around an axis
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb These fish have a tendency to gyrate and just go crazy when trying to land them. Jim Gronaw, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 17 Oct. 2021 The bright-yellow contraptions jump, twist, and gyrate in eerily perfect synchronicity. BostonGlobe.com, 30 June 2021 As with Allison and Wanda, her everyday life is so stifling that Sheila becomes fixated on a different version of herself, on an image she’d been taught conveys control: a skinny, peppy aerobics star who can gyrate to the beat. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 20 June 2021 There’s an outdoor shower in which dancers get to gyrate and show off their moves. Susan Hornik, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2021 Over the weekend, concerns about tighter government regulation caused the price of bitcoin to gyrate again. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, 24 May 2021 The first is credit growth, which, unlike most other indicators, didn’t gyrate wildly in January and February last year. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, 15 Mar. 2021 Prices can gyrate and that can leave unwitting customers in a bind. Ken Silverstein, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 Natural-gas prices often gyrate in the winter because demand in the season is driven by how frequently people use their heaters. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, 29 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of gyrate

Adjective

1830, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Gyrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gyrate. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for gyrate

gyrate

verb
gy·​rate | \ ˈjī-ˌrāt How to pronounce gyrate (audio) \
gyrated; gyrating

Kids Definition of gyrate

: to move back and forth with a circular motion The child made the top gyrate.

Other Words from gyrate

gyration \ jī-​ˈrā-​shən \ noun

gyrate

adjective
gy·​rate | \ ˈjī-ˌrāt How to pronounce gyrate (audio) \

Medical Definition of gyrate

: winding or coiled around : convoluted

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