Definition of gyrate in English:


Syllabification: gy·rate
Pronunciation: /ˈjīrāt


1Move or cause to move in a circle or spiral, especially quickly: [no object]: their wings gyrate through the water like paddle wheels
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  • The Russian policy of recent weeks resembles the condition of latent hysteria - moving between extremes and gyrating between panic attacks and undefined hopes.
  • Stock markets around the world ended one of the darkest weeks in their history yesterday with a day of tumultuous trading as nervous dealers sent share prices gyrating wildly.
  • Stock prices are gyrating wildly often superimposed on small changes in earnings estimates.
1.1 [no object] Dance in a wild or suggestive manner: strippers gyrated to rock music on a low stage
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  • I was uncomfortable with the amount of sexually suggestive gyrating the dancers, and even the band, were making.
  • Among the hubbub of dance beats and gyrating bodies grew a feeling of discovery, of enthusiasm for something new.
  • Then he bent down and gyrated, dancing just for her.


early 19th century: from Latin gyrat- 'revolved', from the verb gyrare, from Greek guros 'a ring'.



Pronunciation: /-ˌrātər/
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  • This is important, because once the novelty of the naked gyrators wears off, the strip bar becomes in actuality what they're often advertised as: gentlemen's clubs.
  • The g parameter defines the gyrator ratio and is used to calculate the gain of the dependent sources.
  • Thus, some basic power processing functions done by the presented power gyrators are reported.

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