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verb [intransitive/transitive] rotate pronunciation in American English /ˈroʊˌteɪt/
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present tense
present participlerotating
past tenserotated
past participlerotated
  1. 1
    to move in a circle around a fixed central point, or to move something in this way
    The Earth rotates 360 degrees every 24 hours.
  2. 2
    if people or things rotate, or if you rotate them, they replace one another in a particular order
    The eight of us try to rotate the different jobs.


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