rotate

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Verb[change]

Plain form
rotate

Third-person singular
rotates

Past tense
rotated

Past participle
rotated

Present participle
rotating

A sphere rotating around its axis
  1. (transitive) If you rotate something, you turn it around its centre.
    She rotated the image 180 degrees so should could see better.
  2. (intransitive) If something rotates, it turns around its centre.
    The wheels continued to rotate slowly after the bicycle fell down.

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