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    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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