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spin

noun (n)

  • a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile) (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of rotating rapidly (noun.act)
    Synonym: twirl, twist, twisting, whirl
    Example:
    He gave the crank a spin.
    source: wordnet30
  • a short drive in a car (noun.act)
    Example:
    He took the new car for a spin.
    source: wordnet30
  • rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral (noun.act)
    Synonym: tailspin
    source: wordnet30
  • a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion) (noun.act)
    Example:
    The campaign put a favorable spin on the story.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • stream in jets, of liquids (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to spin (verb.motion)
    Synonym: birl, twirl, whirl
    Example:
    Spin a coin.
    source: wordnet30
  • make up a story (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Spin a yarn.
    source: wordnet30
  • form a web by making a thread (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Spiders spin a fine web.
    source: wordnet30
  • work natural fibers into a thread (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Spin silk.
    source: wordnet30
  • twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing.
    source: wordnet30
  • prolong or extend (verb.change)
    Synonym: spin out
    Example:
    Spin out a visit.
    source: wordnet30
  • To draw out, and twist into threads, either by the hand or machinery; as, to spin wool, cotton, or flax; to spin goat's hair; to produce by drawing out and twisting a fibrous material. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fiber; as, the woman knows how to spin; a machine or jenny spins with great exactness. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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