Synonyms for gyrate

Synonyms for (verb) gyrate

Synonyms: reel, whirl, spin, spin around, gyrate

Definition: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

Usage: The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Similar words: go around, revolve, rotate

Definition: turn on or around an axis or a center

Usage: The Earth revolves around the Sun; The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire


Synonyms: gyrate, spiral, coil

Definition: to wind or move in a spiral course

Usage: the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action; black smoke coiling up into the sky; the young people gyrated on the dance floor

Similar words: turn

Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs