Gyrate meaning

jī'rāt'
To move in a spiral or spirallike course.
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To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
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To oscillate or vary, especially in a repetitious pattern.

Stock prices gyrated around last week's high.

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In rings; coiled or convoluted.
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To move in a circular or spiral path; rotate or revolve on an axis; whirl.
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Spiral, coiled, circular, or convoluted.
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To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
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To move in a spiral or spirallike course.
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In rings; coiled or convoluted.
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To revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an axis, as a tornado; to revolve.
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(biology) Having coils or convolutions.
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Origin of gyrate

  • Late Latin gȳrāre gȳrāt- from Latin gȳrus circle gyre
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • from Ancient Greek γυρός (guros, “round, curved”) through Latin into Middle English to English
    From Wiktionary