swiv‧el1alsoswivel around/round past tense and past participle swivelled, present participle swivellingBritish English, past tense and past participle swiveled, present participle swivelingAmerican English
[intransitive and transitive]to turn around quickly and face a different direction, or to make something do this [↪ spin]:
Anna swivelled round to face him.
She swivelled her head round to watch what was happening.
Danny swiveled his chair away from me.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.