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  • adj. Having a swivel.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of swivel.


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  • It is adjustable and can be swiveled, which is a good thing when one is trying to get a microphone angled and placed just right.

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  •            He kind of swiveled his body to the right, nodding toward the cabinet, Ed Sullivan style — back to the guests, around the room one face at a time, and when his eyes fell again on the Rev. Beuhler — and it came to him, just like that.

    Ezekiel Rising

  • First, in my spare room, I swiveled the bed on to a north-south axis.

    Excerpt: The Spare Room by Helen Garner

  • Horace swiveled back to his monitor with the mock panic of a sitcom serf.

    Excerpt: The Ask by Sam Lipsyte

  • A leather chair swiveled around, startling me so badly that I took a step back and nearly tripped over my own feet.


  • DJ Premier was a hulking figure who worked with a cap swiveled back to front on his head, and we were in awe as he scratched and mixed “BEP Empire,” taking bits from “Joints & Jam” and mixing it all into a new song.

    Fallin’ Up

  • He finally swiveled his head around to look at me.


  • His boy Bender startled, then swiveled on his stool, ducking his face under his hand.

    Shore Thing

  • The boys swiveled in their stools as she got closer, and closer.

    Shore Thing

  • There was a double knock to the door and I swiveled in the chair just as the door swung open.

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