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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gyrate  \Gy"rate\,  a.  [L.  gyratus  made  in  a  circular  form  p.  p. 
  of  gyrare.] 
  Winding  or  coiled  round;  curved  into  a  circle;  taking  a 
  circular  course. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gyrate  \Gy"rate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gyrated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gyrating}.]  [L.  gyratus  p.  p.  of  gyrare  to  gyrate.  See 
  {Gyre},  n.] 
  To  revolve  round  a  central  point;  to  move  spirally  about  an 
  axis,  as  a  tornado;  to  revolve. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gyrate 
  v  1:  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"  [syn:  {spiral},  {coil}] 
  2:  revolve  quickly  and  repeatedly  around  one's  own  axis;  "The 
  dervishes  whirl  around  and  around  without  getting  dizzy" 
  [syn:  {spin},  {spin  around},  {whirl},  {reel}] 




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