He swiveled his head to fix me with his gaze, and then turned it back to the road.
He waved at onlookers below, then swiveled and waved at others on the porch outside the National Gallery.
When we met, she was wearing a purple tank top and dark jeans and giggling as she swiveled back and forth to her interpreter.
Cash teased his hair into a pompadour, swiveled his hips, amped up his drawl, and belted out a tune worthy of a quarter million.
Ten minutes later Samuel Cowdin swiveled round in his chair to face a young man with a pale, grim face and an oversized jaw.
He had swiveled dangerously on the Secretary of the Treasury again.
Trembling like a leaf, and his body dripping from nervous tension, Dave got up on his hands and knees and swiveled around.
Coleman swiveled around in his chair and squinted at the wall clock.
This formed a swiveled frame for the mirror, which was clamped to the base of the instrument by means of a bolt 1-1/2 inches long.
He swiveled his chair around and regarded them with interested eyes.
c.1300, from frequentative form of stem of Old English verb swifan "to move in a course, sweep" (a class I strong verb), from Proto-Germanic *swipanan (cf. Old Frisian swiva "to be uncertain," Old Norse svifa "to rove, ramble, drift"), from PIE root *swei- "swing, bend, move in a sweeping manner." Middle English swive was the principal slang for "to have sexual intercourse with," a sense that developed c.1300. This probably explains why, though the root is verbal, the verb swivel is not attested in Modern English until 1794. Cf. Middle English phrase smal-swivinge men "men who copulate infrequently."
1794, from swivel (n.). Related: Swiveled; swiveling; swivelled; swivelling.