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1

rotate

to turn about an axis or a center : revolve
The planet Earth moving round on its axis

2

spin

to revolve rapidly : gyrate
to feel as if in a whirl : reel my head is spinning
to move swiftly especially on or as if on wheels or in a vehicle
A washing machine in its final stage of wash

3

spin 2

to draw out and twist fiber into yarn or thread
spin one's wheels
: to make futile efforts to achieve progress

4

revolve

to move in a curved path round a center or axis
to turn or roll round on an axis
The moon moving around the Earth

5

revolve 2
the dispute revolved around wages
ideas revolved in his mind

to have or come to a specified focus : center —usually used with around
to remain under consideration

6

slide

to move smoothly along a surface : slip
to coast over snow or ice
The CD rom tray on a computer base unit

7

slide 2

to move or pass smoothly or easily slid into the prepared speech
to pass unnoticed or unremarked let the criticism slide
to pass unobtrusively : steal
to pass by gradations especially downward the economy slid from recession to depression

8

subside
A house slowly sinking into soft ground

to sink or fall to the bottom : settle
to tend downward : descend; especially : to flatten out so as to form a depression
to let oneself settle down : sink subsided into a chair
: to become quiet or less as the fever subsides my anger subsided

9

evaporate
the water slowly being converted into vapour

to convert into vapor; also : to dissipate or draw off in vapor or fumes
to deposit (a substance, such as a metal) in the form of a film by sublimation
to expel moisture from

10

vapour

diffused matter (such as smoke or fog) suspended floating in the air and impairing its transparency

11

congeal

to change from a fluid to a solid state by or as if by cold The cold congealed the water into ice
Cooking fat becoming solid on an unwashed plate

12

flow

to proceed smoothly and readily conversation flowed easily
to have a smooth continuity the flowing lines of the car
Traffic moving smoothly along a motorway
the tide ebbs and flows

13

wobble

to move or proceed with an irregular rocking or staggering motion or unsteadily and clumsily from side to side
A loose wheel on a car

14

ebb

the reflux of the tide toward the sea
a point or condition of decline our spirits were at a low ebb

15

escape/leak

Gas coming out of a faulty valve

16

bounce

a rubber ball hitting the ground and going back into the air

17

vibrate

to swing or move to and fro
Loose windows in a window frame when a large vehicle passes nearby
Vibrate between 2 choices

18

fade

to lose freshness, strength, or vitality : wither fading flowers
to lose freshness or brilliance of color The fabrics faded in the strong sunshine.
A Tshirt which has been washed so often it has lost its colour
to sink away : vanish a fading memory The smile faded from his face.

19

Turn

To cause to move around an axis, or a center
To move around center point
- a wheel on a slow moving train

20

Wrench

To twist and pull with a sudden violent motion
To injure (a part of your body)by making a violent twisting motion
To rake smth by using force

21

Spread

To open arrange or place smth over a large area
To stretch out / extend - spread its wings for flight
Documents being laid out on a table

22

Meander

To have a lot of curves instead of going in the straight or direct line: to follow a winding course
Wander
-The path meandered through a garden
- We meandered around the village
- the conversation meandered on for hours

23

Contract

To make smth smaller or shorter
To become smaller
To become ill with decease/ contract pneumonia
Limit/ restrict - contract the scope of their activities

24

Firehose

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