Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Verb: gyrate  'jI,reyt [N. Amer], jI'reyt [Brit]
  1. To wind or move in a spiral course
    "the young people gyrated on the dance floor";
    - spiral, coil
  2. Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
    "The dervishes gyrate around and around without getting dizzy";
    - spin, spin around, whirl, reel

Derived forms: gyrated, gyrates, gyrating

Type of: go around, revolve, rotate, turn

Encyclopedia: Gyrate