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  • v. Present participle of gyrate.


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  • In the fitness studio behind his home, Tony Horton grabbed a chin-up bar and lifted himself, attempting to execute a routine called the gyrating lever.

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  • Customers are briefed on these genre-benders, along with the gyrations of the international society set - like the stock market these days, they are always "gyrating" - in a weekly online magazine I'm sure would be a must-read if I had an iPad and a Jimmy Choo leopard-printed case $795 to carry it in.

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  • (One afternoon melee at a friend's wedding, as the groom's rugby buddies drank the bar dry and tore up the dance floor in a loud, lewd, men-only kind of gyrating scrum, is about the closest I've come to the sport.)

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  • Similarly, Len smacked Nicole and Derek around for the fact that their samba contained too much "gyrating" and didn't include the specific technical moves that he likes to see in a samba.

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  • She said "scantily-clothed" women in the clips were "gyrating" around men, and giving | Top Stories

  • Len said while Warren is always fun to watch there was too much "gyrating" for his liking.

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  • In the Yiddish press, according to Diner, “descriptions of Negro life in Harlem were replete with dancing, gyrating men and women, the sounds of bongo drums which one Tageblatt writer called ‘their national instrument’ resounded, and exuberant vibrant music filled the streets.”

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  • Religious conservatism might seem out of place in Brazil, known better for scantily clad dancers gyrating at Rio's annual Carnaval parades.

    Brazil Vote's Winners: Evangelicals

  • At the center of each of these crises were gyrating currency values — either on foreign-exchange markets or in terms of real goods and services.

    Gold vs. the Fed: The Record Is Clear

  • Under the handling of international electoral advisers, Mr. Martelly has changed his image from that of a gyrating carnival singer to a polished would-be statesman who has promised poor Haitians that he'll get reconstruction off the ground.

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  • “A baking afternoon in a dusty village, and ten young Maoists are gyrating and marching under red-bannered slogans.”

    —Charles Haviland, The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4 (7th April 2008)

    April 8, 2008