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Verb: rotate  'row,teyt [N. Amer], row'teyt [Brit]
  1. Turn on or around an axis or a centre
    "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire";
    - revolve, go around
     
  2. Exchange on a regular basis
    "We rotate the lead soprano every night"
     
  3. Perform a job or duty on a rotating basis
    "Interns have to rotate for a few months"
     
  4. Cause to turn on an axis or centre
    "Rotate the handle";
    - circumvolve
     
  5. Turn outward
    "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees";
    - turn out, splay, spread out
     
  6. Plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession
    "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"

Derived forms: rotating, rotates, rotated

Type of: alternate, grow, serve, turn

Encyclopedia: Rotate