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[ verb ] move in an orbit, as of celestial bodies

Synonyms

orbit

Examples

: "The moon orbits around the Earth" "The planets are orbiting the sun"

Used in print

(B. J. Chute, The Moon and the Thorn....)

There had been supper parties and teas , fetes and little balls , Mama small and pretty and gay and Papa enormously jocular , enormously possessive , the sun around which the Blackwell planets revolved .

2
[ verb ] turn on or around an axis or a center

Synonyms

rotate go_around

Examples

"The Earth revolves around the Sun" "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

Two other people in_time shared Mijbil 's love : `` it remained around us three that his orb revolved when he was not away in his own imponderable world of wave and water ; we were his Trinity , and he behaved towards us with a mixture of trust and abuse , passion and irritation .

3
[ verb ] to rotate or cause to rotate

Synonyms

roll turn_over

Examples

: "The child rolled down the hill" "She rolled the ball" "They rolled their eyes at his words" "turn over to your left side"

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