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swivel

Pronunciation: /ˈswɪvəl/

Translation of swivel in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

  • girar she swiveled around to look at me se volvió para mirarme, giró sobre sus talones para mirarme

transitive verb/verbo transitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

  • hacer* girar he swiveled his chair around hizo girar la silla
    Example sentences
    • Each venue would have specifically designed cruising areas, where you would stand on your own, away from your friends, eyes swivelling round like radars.
    • Try swivelling the mixer tap round to the right and the ensuing stream of water misses the second sink by a good couple of inches, creating large puddles across the worktop.
    • Suddenly he swivelled round and began doing Groucho Marx impressions.

noun/nombre

  • plataforma (feminine) giratoria

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