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spin

spin - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spin

Definition
(noun) a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
Definition
(noun) the act of rotating rapidly
Synonyms : twirl , twist , twisting , whirl
Example Sentence
  • he gave the crank a spin
  • it broke off after much twisting

Definition
(noun) a short drive in a car
Example Sentence
  • he took the new car for a spin

Definition
(noun) rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
Synonyms : tailspin

Definition
(noun) a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)
Example Sentence
  • the campaign put a favorable spin on the story

Definition
(verb) revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
Synonyms : gyrate , reel , spin around , whirl
Example Sentence
  • The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Definition
(verb) stream in jets, of liquids
Example Sentence
  • The creek spun its course through the woods

Definition
(verb) cause to spin
Synonyms : birl , twirl , whirl
Example Sentence
  • spin a coin

Definition
(verb) make up a story
Example Sentence
  • spin a yarn

Definition
(verb) form a web by making a thread
Example Sentence
  • spiders spin a fine web

Definition
(verb) work natural fibers into a thread
Example Sentence
  • spin silk

Definition
(verb) twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
Example Sentence
  • The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing

Definition
(verb) prolong or extend
Synonyms : spin out
Example Sentence
  • spin out a visit

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