spin around

verb
revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis (Freq. 3)
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The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Syn: ↑spin, ↑whirl, ↑reel, ↑gyrate
Derivationally related forms: ↑gyration (for: ↑gyrate), ↑whirl (for: ↑whirl), ↑whirler (for: ↑whirl), ↑spin (for: ↑spin), ↑spinner (for: ↑spin)
Hypernyms: ↑revolve, ↑go around, ↑rotate
Hyponyms: ↑whirligig
Verb Frames:
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Something is ——ing PP

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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s PP


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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