swivel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"swivel" in British English

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swivelverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈswɪv.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to (​cause to) ​turn around a ​centralpoint in ​order to ​face in another ​direction: She swivelled round to ​look out of the ​window. The ​ostrich swivelled ​itshead in ​ourdirection.

swiveladjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈswɪv.əl/
turning around a ​centralpoint to ​face in another ​direction: a swivel ​chair a swivel ​lamp
(Definition of swivel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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swivelverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈswɪv·əl/ (-l-, -ll-)
to ​turn around from a ​fixedpoint in ​order to ​face in another ​direction, or to ​turn something in this way: [I] Kennedy swiveled around in his ​seat. [T] He swiveled his ​face toward Jack.
(Definition of swivel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “swivel”
in Spanish pivote, eslabón giratorio…
in Vietnamese khớp khuyên…
in Malaysian sendi swivel…
in Thai แกนหมุน…
in French pivot…
in German der Drehzapfen…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)转动,使)旋转…
in Turkish dönmek, döndürmek…
in Russian вращать(ся)…
in Indonesian sendi putar…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)轉動,使)旋轉…
in Polish obracać (się)…
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