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verb [intransitive/transitive]     swivel pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participleswivelling
past tenseswivelled
past participleswivelled
  1. swivel


    swivel around


    swivel round

    if someone or something swivels, or if you swivel them, they turn round on a fixed point and face in a different direction

    She swivelled round and glared angrily at him.

    Helen swivelled her chair around to get a better look.

    Kris swivelled his head to see who had entered the room.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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