verb (used without object), gy·rat·ed, gy·rat·ing.
- gyrate atrophy of choroid and retina,
Origin of gyrate
Examples from the Web for gyrate
Both the image before them, and the distant figure on the knoll were seen to wave arms and gyrate simultaneously.The Great Gray Plague|Raymond F. Jones
The molecules show all kinds of possible combinations; the combinations spin, turn head over heels, and gyrate in endless ways.Occult Chemistry|Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
Others began to gyrate over and under their horses in a dizzy way.Crooked Trails|Frederic Remington
He then took off his boots and his coat, and standing on his toes he commenced to gyrate with extraordinary rapidity.The Crock of Gold|James Stephens
These sometimes circle and gyrate for some time after they are flushed before settling on the sea again.British Sea Birds|Charles Dixon
verb (dʒɪˈreɪt, dʒaɪ-)
adjective (ˈdʒaɪrɪt, -reɪt)
Word Origin for gyrate
1822 (implied in gyrated), back-formation from gyration. Related: Gyrated; gyrating.