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To move in circles or twists - thesaurus

Synonyms

spin

verb

to turn round and round quickly

revolve

verb

to turn or spin around a central point

whirl

verb

to spin quickly in circles

rotate

verb

to move in a circle around a fixed central point, or to move something in this way

swirl

verb

to move quickly in circles, or to make something move in this way

twirl

verb

to move in circles, or to make something move in circles

circle

verb

to move in a circle in the air

revolve

verb

to make something turn in a circle

turn

verb

to make a circular movement

swing

verb

to move in a particular direction with a smooth curving movement, or to make something move in this way

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More synonyms

arc

verb

to move somewhere in the shape of an arc

bend

verb

to move with a curving or folding movement

circle

verb

to move in a circle on the ground

circulate

verb

to move around continuously inside a system or area, or to make something do this

coil

verb

used about something that moves in a curve

corkscrew

verb

to move in a spiral (=a curve that curls upwards)

curl

verb

to move in a curving or twisting way

curve

verb

to move in a curve, or to make something move in a curve

go around

to move in a circle

gyrate

verb

to move around quickly in circles

loop

verb

to move or make something move in the form of a loop

revolution

noun

the movement of something in a circle around something else, either once or continuously

screw

verb

to turn something round and round

snake

verb

to move in or have a series of long curves

spin

verb

to make something turn round and round quickly

spiral

verb

to move in the shape of a spiral

squirm

verb

to move by twisting and turning in a small space

turn

verb

to make something move in a circle

twist

verb

to turn something in a circle with your hands or fingers

waltz

verb

to turn, spin, or move quickly and smoothly as if dancing a waltz

wander

verb

if something such as a path or river wanders, it curves

weave

verb

to move somewhere by going around and between things

wheel

verb

to make circular movements in the air

whirl

verb

to turn quickly, usually to look at someone or something

wind

verb

to follow a course or path that curves or twists a lot

wriggle

verb

to move, or to make something move, by twisting or turning quickly

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