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gyrate
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
to spin or spiral

or:

to move in a dance-like way that is sexually suggestive
  • 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.
    p. 34.5
gyrating = rotating in a dance-like way
There are no more uses of "gyrate" in 1984 by Orwell.

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