[v. jahy-reyt, jahy-reyt; adj. jahy-reyt]
verb (used without object), gyrated, gyrating.
to move in a circle or spiral, or around a fixed point; whirl.
Zoology. having convolutions.

1820–30; < Latin gȳrātus (past participle of gȳrāre to turn around). See gyr-, -ate1

gyrator, noun
multigyrate, adjective
pseudogyrate, adjective
ungyrating, adjective

1. spin, twirl, revolve, swirl, pirouette. Unabridged
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1.  (intr) to rotate or spiral, esp about a fixed point or axis
2.  biology curved or coiled into a circle; circinate
[C19: from Late Latin gӯrāre, from Latin gӯrus circle, from Greek guros]

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gyrate gy·rate (jī'rāt')
v. gy·rat·ed, gy·rat·ing, gy·rates

  1. To revolve around a fixed point or axis.

  2. To revolve in or as if in a circle or spiral.

In rings; coiled or convoluted.
gy·ra'tion n.
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Example sentences
But in what can be the wildly gyrating final seconds of a helicopter crash,
  that is much harder to achieve.
But in what can be the wildly gyrating final seconds of a helicopter crash,
  that is harder to achieve.
One band performed accompanied by dozens of gyrating midgets.
Louie hung there, gyrating in the water and flailing his arms and legs, as the
  sharks snapped at him and the bullets came down.
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