Translation of revolve in Spanish:

revolve

Pronunciation: /rɪˈvɑːlv; rɪˈvɒlv/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (rotate) [wheel] girar her words continued to revolve in my mind sus palabras siguieron dándome vueltas en la cabeza to revolve around sth girar alrededor de or en torno a algo
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    • Imagine a fly walking across a man's head as the man strolls down the aisle of a speeding train as the earth revolves on its axis and circles round the sun in a rapidly expanding universe.
    • Its body revolves in a complete circle while its wheels stay put.
    • The crowd is dancing to an Israeli classic, revolving in a giant circle, arms around each other's shoulders.
    1.2
    (revolving present participle/participio presente)
    [chair/door/stage] giratorio
    1.3 (center on) to revolve around sth/sb girar alrededor de or en torno a algo/algn the world doesn't revolve around you, you know no te creas que eres el centro del mundo
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    • An important element of the case revolves around which party initially contacted the other.
    • It would have all the commercial elements with a storyline revolving around college students.
    • The bulk of my professional practise has revolved around assessing and treating traumatized individuals.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [wheel] hacer* girar

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