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English definition of “swivel”

swivel

verb [I or T]     /ˈswɪv.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to ( cause to) turn round a central point in order to face in another direction : She swivelled round to look out of the window . The ostrich swivelled its head in our direction .Revolving, rotating and spinning
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