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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Late Latin
Origin: , past participle of gyrare, from Latin gyrus 'circle'

gyrate

verb
     
gy‧rate
1 [intransitive and transitive] to turn around fast in circles [= spin]:
The dancers gyrated wildly to the beat of the music.
2 [intransitive] if the value of money in business gyrates, it moves up and down a lot [↪ fluctuate]:
Stock and bond markets have gyrated in recent weeks.
gyration noun [uncountable and countable]

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