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uk   /rəʊˈteɪt/  us   /ˈroʊ.teɪt/
[I or T] to turn or cause something to turn in a circle, especially around a fixed point: Rotate the handle by 180° to open the door. The wheel rotates around an axle. The satellite slowly rotates as it circles the Earth. [I or T] If a job rotates or if a group of people rotate their jobs, the jobs are done at different times by different people. [T] When farmers rotate crops, they regularly change which crops they grow in a particular field.
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