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gy·rate

 (jī′rāt′)
intr.v. gy·rat·ed, gy·rat·ing, gy·rates
1. To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
2. To move in a spiral or spirallike course. See Synonyms at turn.
3. To oscillate or vary, especially in a repetitious pattern: Stock prices gyrated around last week's high.
adj. Biology
In rings; coiled or convoluted.

[Late Latin gȳrāre, gȳrāt-, from Latin gȳrus, circle; see gyre.]

gy′ra′tor n.

gyrate

vb
(General Physics) (intr) to rotate or spiral, esp about a fixed point or axis
adj
(Biology) biology curved or coiled into a circle; circinate
[C19: from Late Latin gӯrāre, from Latin gӯrus circle, from Greek guros]
gyratory adj

gy•rate

(ˈdʒaɪ reɪt)

v. -rat•ed, -rat•ing,
adj. v.i.
1. to move in a circle or spiral or around a fixed point; whirl; revolve; rotate.
adj.
2. Zool. having convolutions.
[1820–30; < Latin gȳrātus rounded =gȳr(us) gyre + -ātus -ate1]
gy•ra′tion, n.
gy•ra′tion•al, adj.
gy′ra•tor, n.
gy′ra•to`ry (-rəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

gyrate


Past participle: gyrated
Gerund: gyrating

Imperative
gyrate
gyrate
Present
I gyrate
you gyrate
he/she/it gyrates
we gyrate
you gyrate
they gyrate
Preterite
I gyrated
you gyrated
he/she/it gyrated
we gyrated
you gyrated
they gyrated
Present Continuous
I am gyrating
you are gyrating
he/she/it is gyrating
we are gyrating
you are gyrating
they are gyrating
Present Perfect
I have gyrated
you have gyrated
he/she/it has gyrated
we have gyrated
you have gyrated
they have gyrated
Past Continuous
I was gyrating
you were gyrating
he/she/it was gyrating
we were gyrating
you were gyrating
they were gyrating
Past Perfect
I had gyrated
you had gyrated
he/she/it had gyrated
we had gyrated
you had gyrated
they had gyrated
Future
I will gyrate
you will gyrate
he/she/it will gyrate
we will gyrate
you will gyrate
they will gyrate
Future Perfect
I will have gyrated
you will have gyrated
he/she/it will have gyrated
we will have gyrated
you will have gyrated
they will have gyrated
Future Continuous
I will be gyrating
you will be gyrating
he/she/it will be gyrating
we will be gyrating
you will be gyrating
they will be gyrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gyrating
you have been gyrating
he/she/it has been gyrating
we have been gyrating
you have been gyrating
they have been gyrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gyrating
you will have been gyrating
he/she/it will have been gyrating
we will have been gyrating
you will have been gyrating
they will have been gyrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gyrating
you had been gyrating
he/she/it had been gyrating
we had been gyrating
you had been gyrating
they had been gyrating
Conditional
I would gyrate
you would gyrate
he/she/it would gyrate
we would gyrate
you would gyrate
they would gyrate
Past Conditional
I would have gyrated
you would have gyrated
he/she/it would have gyrated
we would have gyrated
you would have gyrated
they would have gyrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gyrate - to wind or move in a spiral course; "the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"; "black smoke coiling up into the sky"; "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
2.gyrate - revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
revolve, rotate, go around - turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"
whirligig - whirl or spin like a whirligig

gyrate

verb
1. dance, move, twist, writhe She began to gyrate to the music.
2. rotate, circle, spin, spiral, revolve, whirl, twirl, pirouette The aeroplane was gyrating about in the sky in a most alarming fashion.

gyrate

verb
To move or cause to move in circles or around an axis:
Translations

gyrate

[dʒaɪˈreɪt] VI (= spin) → girar; (= dance) → bailar enérgicamente

gyrate

[dʒaɪˈreɪt] vitournoyer

gyrate

vi (= whirl)(herum)wirbeln; (= rotate)sich drehen, kreisen; (dancer)sich drehen und winden

gyrate

[ˌdʒaɪˈreɪt] vi (spin) → roteare, girare (su se stesso); (dance) → volteggiare
References in classic literature ?
But the old statesman knows that society is fluid; there are no such roots and centres, but any particle may suddenly become the centre of the movement and compel the system to gyrate round it; as every man of strong will, like Pisistratus, or Cromwell, does for a time, and every man of truth, like Plato or Paul, does forever.
Waters of vexation filled her eyes; and they had the effect of making the famous Mr Merdle, in going down the street, appear to leap, and waltz, and gyrate, as if he were possessed of several Devils.
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James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem frequently drops Pylons "Danger" into his DJ sets, and he now repays the band by releasing an expanded version of Pylon's 1980 debut, Gyrate, on his DFA imprint.
Thousands turned up to watch the singer gyrate around the stage at the Metro Radio Arena, in Newcastle, last night for his Rock 'n' Roll Spring Tour 2007.
This is to allow women to be taught how to gyrate on them at the same time, rather than having to take turns on the one on the nightclub floor as they do at the moment.
There's nothing better than seeing Britney gyrate and swoon live.
Millipore has seen its stock price gyrate in recent years when the semiconductor market tanked and its Japanese business declined.