Definition of gyrate:
purl, twirl, handbuild, circumvolve, loop, swirl, careen, whirlpool, hand-build, repetition, birl, swag, corkscrew, curl, move, spin around, spin out, orbit, twiddle, reel, stagger, spin, tumble, birl, lurch, keel, spiral, whirl, coil, whirl around, circle.
- "Hoosier Lyrics", Eugene Field.
He danced the one- step, of course- the only dance ever invented for men with two left feet- but his conception of the fox trot would have made angels weep, and I never realised how much hesitation could be crowded into a hesitation waltz until I saw Bill gyrate slowly and painfully down the floor.- "Fore!", Charles Emmett Van Loan.
- "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.