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1. swivel

verb. ['ˈswɪvəl'] turn on a pivot.

Synonyms

  • turn
  • pivot

Antonyms

  • open
  • alkalize
  • nitrify

Etymology

  • ''[[swyvel]], [[swivel]]'' (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Swivel

  • uncivil
  • shrivel
  • drivel
  • divall
  • civil

Example sentences of the word swivel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Secure the swivel to the end of the hanging beam and your stand is ready to stand up.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If the front wheels swivel, you may need to lock or place them in the forward position.

3. Adjective
Lubricate the bearings, springs or swivel joint in the handle with a light coat of silicone lubricant.

4. Verb, base form
Ball head joints in the showerhead allow it to move and swivel to adjust the water direction.

Quotes containing the word swivel


1. I did study the art of being a barber because I wanted to figure out what my routine would be. Do you start in the front or back? Top or bottom? Swivel the chair or walk around? What I did discover is there's no such thing as the perfect haircut!
- Sean Patrick Thomas

2. swivel

noun. ['ˈswɪvəl'] a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin.

Synonyms

  • coupler

Antonyms

  • relax
  • tense

Etymology

  • ''[[swyvel]], [[swivel]]'' (Middle English (1100-1500))
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