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gyrate

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Definition to spin or spiral

or:

to move in a dance-like way that is sexually suggestive
  • For Louie, within a few seconds, the porch started gyrating.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
gyrating = spinning
  • But with the plane gyrating down nose first and the escape passage narrow, perhaps Mitchell couldn't get out.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken - adapted for young adults
  • gyrating = spinning or spiraling
  • The frightening thing, he reflected for the ten thousandth time as he forced his shoulders painfully backward (with hands on hips, they were gyrating their bodies from the waist, an exercise that was supposed to be good for the back muscles) — the frightening thing was that it might all be true.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • gyrating = rotating in a dance-like way
  • Louie hung there, gyrating in the water and flailing his arms and legs, as the sharks snapped at him and the bullets came down.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • gyrating = spinning
  • But with the plane gyrating down nose first and the escape passage narrow, perhaps the navigator couldn't pull himself out.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • gyrating = spinning or spiraling
  • ALL DAY, UNDER A DARK, GYRATING SKY, LOUIE AND PHIL rode the swells, straining their eyes westward and feeling a weary thrill as the bump on the horizon peeked into view.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • gyrating = spinning
  • Within a few seconds, the porch started gyrating around Louie.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken - adapted for young adults
  • All day, under a gyrating sky, Louie and Phil rode the swells, feeling a weary thrill as the island peeked into view.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken - adapted for young adults
  • Jack broke out of his gyration and stood facing Ralph.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • gyration = spinning or spiraling scrambling movements
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Several of the remaining glass columns crack, causing the monstrous occupants to gyrate in agitation.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The plain surged with figures in combat — Sardaukar and leaping gyrating robed men who seemed to come down out of the storm.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He stopped as he descried a great disk of foam the size of an island, gyrating from north to east.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He had been caught in a vortex and was being whirled on with a velocity of advance and gyration that made him giddy and sick.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He spent his nights playing piano and sax for couples who glided and gyrated across the city's polished floors.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • They danced and gyrated like tortured savages.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Everything that was Stevie Rae was gone—from the cowboy boot lamp and the Kenny Chesney poster, to the gyrating Elvis clock.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Her body was plump, far from perfect, and she was gyrating in rhythm to the chanting—making love to Sophie's grandfather.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The next girl clomped down the runway in torn jeans and combat boots, tossing her hair and gyrating suggestively, grinning out at us.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • I may have lay in the mud for minutes or hours while my brain slowly gyrated inside my skull.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • The chicken's neck gyrates and it splatters the ground and Sho's face and shirt with its dripping blood.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan

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