Definition of gyrate in English:

gyrate

verb

  • 1Move or cause to move rapidly in a circle or spiral.

    with object ‘the dog yelped frenetically, wildly gyrating her tail’
    • ‘Over the past few years, these so-called price-earnings ratios have gyrated wildly from this historical norm.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's music that you want to move to, with electric guitar riffs that twang and gyrate across the airwaves.’
    • ‘Stock prices are gyrating wildly often superimposed on small changes in earnings estimates.’
    • ‘The capsule gyrated wildly through re-entry as it dragged the instrument module behind it.’
    • ‘That's not wind on the water, it's gyrating whirligig beetles.’
    • ‘It operates with a myriad of sensors that monitor steering wheel position, the forward and sideways movements of the car, whether the car is gyrating on its axis, and braking and wheel speed.’
    • ‘Don't miss the rare chance of gyrating the turbulent waters of river beas on a spunky kyak.’
    • ‘Some merchants offer suspended paper marionettes that in skilled hands can be made to dance and gyrate from the end of a string.’
    • ‘The Russian policy of recent weeks resembles the condition of latent hysteria - moving between extremes and gyrating between panic attacks and undefined hopes.’
    • ‘The circle becomes a spiralling tornado - spinning and gyrating to confuse the intruder.’
    • ‘I have a version from the early 30s, done in the style of music you associate with black and white cartoons full of barnyard animals gyrating up and down.’
    • ‘Presidents in 1929 were not supposed to regulate Wall Street, or even talk about the gyrating market for fear of inadvertently setting off a panic.’
    • ‘A gyrating engine results in a misaligned propeller shaft.’
    rotate, revolve, move in circles, go round in circles, circle, spiral, wheel round, turn round, whirl, pirouette, twirl, swirl, spin, swivel
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    1. 1.1 Dance in a wild or suggestive manner.
      ‘strippers gyrated to rock music on a low stage’
      • ‘Another was reported to have taken to the stage, removed his shirt and started to take his trousers off as he gyrated round a pole.’
      • ‘The dance beat cranks, and the bodies continue to gyrate.’
      • ‘Vince asked the two, pretending not to notice the silicone-stuffed stripper gyrating inches in front of him.’
      • ‘Among the hubbub of dance beats and gyrating bodies grew a feeling of discovery, of enthusiasm for something new.’
      • ‘I helped her up and then she gyrated her hips, grabbed my hand, and moved to where the other people were dancing.’
      • ‘He has become bored with watching cheap women dance and gyrate for his pleasure.’
      • ‘Then he bent down and gyrated, dancing just for her.’
      • ‘She often rocks, sways, twirls, jumps, climbs, leaps, gyrates and gets into upside-down positions.’
      • ‘I flicked my eyes to a random jock gyrating his hips in the most vulgar manner possible to the beat of the music.’
      • ‘The way Perry gyrated and moved his booty on stage was incredible.’
      • ‘She gyrates frenetically with an abandonment borne of pure intoxification, and scatters her money haphazardly over the stage.’
      • ‘Amid the strobing lights and gyrating mass of bodies, she moved to the pulses and swirls in the music.’
      • ‘She spun, leapt, and gyrated, moving slowly enough for people to see, but quickly enough to amaze them.’
      • ‘David swivels and gyrates to the point where I'm practically drooling with heavy duty lust.’
      • ‘In the heat of the day the pool beckoned and the nights were spent in the pulsating disco gyrating with the local beautiful people.’
      • ‘She made her way to a platform in the middle of the court and gyrated suggestively in front of a wind machine.’
      • ‘There was loud disco music playing and two little girls with no boobies gyrating in a vaguely pornographic manner.’
      • ‘I was uncomfortable with the amount of sexually suggestive gyrating the dancers, and even the band, were making.’
      • ‘The cheerleader gyrated wildly before the screaming fans.’
      • ‘She couldn't dance very well, but from the way everyone else was moving, all she would have to do was gyrate her hips, and she would be fine.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

gyrate

/dʒʌɪˈreɪt/