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spin

 
Noun spin has 5 senses
  1. spin - a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
    --1 is a kind of
    rotation, revolution, gyration
    --1 has particulars: backspin; English, side; topspin
  2. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl - the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
    --2 is a kind of rotation, rotary motion
    --2 has particulars: pirouette; birling, logrolling
    Derived forms: verb spin3, verb spin1
  3. spin - a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"
    --3 is a kind of
    drive, ride
  4. tailspin, spin - rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
    --4 is a kind of acrobatics, aerobatics, stunting, stunt flying
  5. spin - a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
    --5 is a kind of
    rendition, rendering, interpretation
Verb spin has 8 senses
  1. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate - revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
    --1 is one way to revolve, go around, rotate
    Derived forms: noun spin2, noun spinner3
    Sample sentences:
    The coins spin
    These balls spin easily
  2. spin - stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods"
    --2 is one way to
    stream, well out
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  3. whirl, birl, spin, twirl - cause to spin; "spin a coin"
    --3 is one way to rotate, circumvolve
    Derived forms: noun spin2, noun spinner2
    Sample sentence:
    They spin the coin
  4. spin - make up a story; "spin a yarn"
    --4 is one way to
    fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. spin - form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"
    --5 is one way to
    create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  6. spin - work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"
    --6 is one way to
    twist, twine, distort
    Derived forms: noun spinner1, noun spinning1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  7. spin - twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrasing"
    --7 is one way to
    present, represent, lay out
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. spin, spin out - prolong or extend; "spin out a visit"
    --8 is one way to prolong, protract, extend, draw out
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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