Definition of gyrate in English:

gyrate

verb

  • 1Move or cause to move in a circle or spiral, especially quickly.

    [no object] ‘their wings gyrate through the water like paddle wheels’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Don't miss the rare chance of gyrating the turbulent waters of river beas on a spunky kyak.’
    • ‘It's music that you want to move to, with electric guitar riffs that twang and gyrate across the airwaves.’
    • ‘Some merchants offer suspended paper marionettes that in skilled hands can be made to dance and gyrate from the end of a string.’
    • ‘That's not wind on the water, it's gyrating whirligig beetles.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Russian policy of recent weeks resembles the condition of latent hysteria - moving between extremes and gyrating between panic attacks and undefined hopes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Stock prices are gyrating wildly often superimposed on small changes in earnings estimates.’
    • ‘The circle becomes a spiralling tornado - spinning and gyrating to confuse the intruder.’
    • ‘The capsule gyrated wildly through re-entry as it dragged the instrument module behind it.’
    • ‘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[no object]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 way Perry gyrated and moved his booty on stage was incredible.’
      • ‘He has become bored with watching cheap women dance and gyrate for his pleasure.’
      • ‘I flicked my eyes to a random jock gyrating his hips in the most vulgar manner possible to the beat of the music.’
      • ‘Amid the strobing lights and gyrating mass of bodies, she moved to the pulses and swirls in the music.’
      • ‘She made her way to a platform in the middle of the court and gyrated suggestively in front of a wind machine.’
      • ‘I helped her up and then she gyrated her hips, grabbed my hand, and moved to where the other people were dancing.’
      • ‘She often rocks, sways, twirls, jumps, climbs, leaps, gyrates and gets into upside-down positions.’
      • ‘Among the hubbub of dance beats and gyrating bodies grew a feeling of discovery, of enthusiasm for something new.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I was uncomfortable with the amount of sexually suggestive gyrating the dancers, and even the band, were making.’
      • ‘She gyrates frenetically with an abandonment borne of pure intoxification, and scatters her money haphazardly over the stage.’
      • ‘Then he bent down and gyrated, dancing just for her.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There was loud disco music playing and two little girls with no boobies gyrating in a vaguely pornographic manner.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘The cheerleader gyrated wildly before the screaming fans.’

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

/ˈjīrāt/