Definitions for spin

Definitions for (noun) spin

Main entry: spin

Definition: a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)

Usage: the campaign put a favorable spin on the story

Main entry: tailspin, spin

Definition: rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral

Main entry: spin

Definition: a short drive in a car

Usage: he took the new car for a spin

Main entry: spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl

Definition: the act of rotating rapidly

Usage: he gave the crank a spin; it broke off after much twisting

Main entry: spin

Definition: a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)

Definitions for (verb) spin

Main entry: spin, spin out

Definition: prolong or extend

Usage: spin out a visit

Main entry: spin

Definition: twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation

Usage: The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing

Main entry: spin

Definition: work natural fibers into a thread

Usage: spin silk

Main entry: spin

Definition: form a web by making a thread

Usage: spiders spin a fine web

Main entry: spin

Definition: make up a story

Usage: spin a yarn

Main entry: reel, whirl, spin, spin around, gyrate

Definition: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

Usage: The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Main entry: twirl, whirl, birl, spin

Definition: cause to spin

Usage: spin a coin

Main entry: spin

Definition: stream in jets, of liquids

Usage: The creek spun its course through the woods

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