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To move in circles or twists - synonyms or related words

spin

verb

to turn around and around 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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moonbow

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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