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gyrate

Line breaks: gyr¦ate
Pronunciation: /dʒʌɪˈrəɪt
 
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Definition of gyrate in English:

verb

1Move or cause to move rapidly in a circle or spiral: [with object]: the dog yelped frenetically, wildly gyrating her tail
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
1.1Dance in a wild or suggestive manner: strippers gyrated to rock music on a low stage
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

early 19th century: earlier ( early 17th century) as gyration, from Latin gyrat- 'revolved', from the verb gyrare, from Greek guros 'a ring'.

More
  • The Greek word guros meaning ‘a ring’ is the base of English gyrate. This passed into Latin as gyrare ‘to revolve’. Different as it may seem, to veer (late 16th century) is thought to be from the same source. It comes directly from French virer which is thought to be an alteration of gyrare. The original use in English was nautical in reference to the wind, meaning ‘change gradually’; it came to mean ‘change course’ from the early 17th century.

Derivatives

gyrator

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈreɪtə/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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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