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verb [intransitive/transitive] rotate pronunciation in British English /rəʊˈteɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrotate
he/she/itrotates
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 fixed order

    We have been rotating the rescue teams on a 12-hour basis.

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