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  1. spin
    IPA[spin]
  2. verb

    • 1. turn or cause to turn or whirl around quickly:

      the girl spun around in alarm the rear wheels spun violently he fiddled with the radio, spinning the dial
      Synonym : revolve, rotate, turn, turn around, go around, whirl, gyrate, circle, whirl, wheel, twirl, turn, swing, twist, swivel, pirouette, pivot, swirl, birl
    • 2. (of a person's head) give a sensation of dizziness:

      the figures were enough to make her head spin
      Synonym : reel, go around, whirl, be in a whirl, swim, be giddy, be dizzy
    • 3. impart a revolving motion to (a ball) when bowling.

    • 4. (of a ball) move through the air with a revolving motion:

      the ball spun in viciously they had to spin the ball wide
    • 5. shape (sheet metal) by pressure applied during rotation on a lathe:

      spun metal components
    • 6. draw out (wool, cotton, or other material) and convert it into threads, either by hand or with machinery:

      they spin wool into the yarn for weaving
    • 7. make (threads) by drawing out and twisting fibers:

      this method is used to spin filaments from syrups
    • 8. (of a spider or a silkworm or other insect) produce (gossamer or silk) or construct (a web or cocoon) by extruding a fine viscous thread from a special gland.

    • 9. give (a news story or other information) a particular interpretation, especially a favorable one.

    • 10. fish with a spinner:

      they were spinning for salmon in the lake

    noun

    • 1. a rapid turning or whirling motion:

      he concluded the dance with a double spin
    • 2. revolving motion imparted to a ball in a game such as baseball, cricket, tennis, or billiards:

      this racket enables the player to impart more spin to the ball
    • 3. an uncontrolled fast revolving descent of an aircraft, resulting from a stall:

      he tried to stop the plane from going into a spin
    • 4. short for spinning

    • 5. the intrinsic angular momentum of a subatomic particle.

    • 6. a brief trip in a vehicle for pleasure:

      a spin around town
    • 7. a particular bias, interpretation, or point of view, intended to create a favorable (or sometimes, unfavorable) impression when presented to the public:

      he tried to put a positive spin on the president's campaign
      Synonym : slant, angle, twist, bias
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: spin, plural noun: spins

    • v.: verb: spin, 3rd person present: spins, gerund or present participle: spinning, past tense: spun, past participle: spun

    • verb

      turn or cause to turn or whirl round quickly:

      (of a person's head) give a sensation of dizziness:

    • noun

      a rapid turning or whirling motion:

      revolving motion imparted to a ball in a game, especially cricket, tennis, or snooker:

    • past and past participle of spin
    • noun

      the action or process of converting fibers into thread or yarn:
    • noun

      an intense form of aerobic exercise performed on stationary exercise bikes and led by an instructor who sets the constantly varying pace.
    • noun

      the action or process of spinning; the conversion of fibres into yarn:
    • past and past participle of spin
    • noun

      an intense form of aerobic exercise performed on stationary exercise bikes and led by an instructor who sets the constantly varying pace.
    • noun

      a byproduct or incidental result of a larger project:

      a product marketed by its association with a popular television program, movie, personality, etc.:

    • noun

      another term for spin-off

      a skidding spin by a vehicle out of control:

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