[ US /ˈspɪn/ ]
[ UK /spˈɪn/ ]
  1. the act of rotating rapidly
    he gave the crank a spin
    it broke off after much twisting
  2. a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)
    the campaign put a favorable spin on the story
  3. a short drive in a car
    he took the new car for a spin
  4. a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  5. rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
  1. make up a story
    spin a yarn
  2. revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
    The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy
  3. twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
    The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing
  4. prolong or extend
    spin out a visit
  5. cause to spin
    spin a coin
  6. stream in jets, of liquids
    The creek spun its course through the woods
  7. form a web by making a thread
    spiders spin a fine web
  8. work natural fibers into a thread
    spin silk
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How To Use spin In A Sentence

  • Maurice Mair seemed to spin like a teetotum and pitch upon his face like a ninepin. The Complete Father Brown
  • Spinach, endive and romaine lettuce are great in salads; just dress with a little olive oil and red wine vinegar.
  • Country pursuits on offer include sheep-racing, woodcarving with chainsaws, small-bore rifle-shooting, wool-spinning, bee demonstrations, candle-making and ferret-racing.
  • Now the word "prayer" to non-Muslim readers will evoke an image of people perhaps silently clasping their hands together, leaning forward in a pew, and either silently, to themselves, or in a quiet tone, speaking heartfeltly to God. David Horowitz Freedom Center
  • About a meter tall if it stood erect, it must use its short, bowed legs arboreally by choice, for it ran on all fours and either foot terminated in three well-developed grasping digits. The Rebel Worlds
  • Although the World Cup is all encompassing at the moment, when it comes to sport there is no more spine-tingling moment than when 65,000 fans at Murrayfield sing ‘Flower of Scotland’.
  • Spin, the tracks were mostly inspired by surfing, except for the instrumental "Lady Dada's Nightmare", which is an homage to Lady Gaga, and the title track, which is about "the world economic crisis. Pitchfork: Latest News
  • Some may insist you sleep on mats on hard floors to straighten out the spine, but they are in a minority.
  • Today, you can not only take a virtual spin in an Express LT - you can also drive the real thing.
  • Even the shoes, booties with vertiginous heels, were covered in grasping little coral-like tentacles that shook as the models -- their faces abloom with gold and colorful stripes -- stomped down the catwalk. Balmain, Zac Posen, Rick Owens & Manish Arora Out Of This World In Paris (PHOTOS, POLL)
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