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 ones own axis; The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

    [ Syn: spin , spin around , whirl , reel ]

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