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Definition 1: the act of rotating rapidly - [noun denoting act]

Samples where spin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the crank a spin
  • it broke off after much twisting

Synonyms for spin in the sense of this definition

(spin is a kind of ...) the act of rotating as if on an axis

"the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"

(... is a kind of spin ) (ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)

(... is a kind of spin ) rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)

Definition 2: a short drive in a car - [noun denoting act]

Samples where spin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took the new car for a spin

(spin is a kind of ...) a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

"he took the family for a drive in his new car"

Definition 3: rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for spin in the sense of this definition

(spin is a kind of ...) the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft

Definition 4: a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where spin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the campaign put a favorable spin on the story

(spin is a kind of ...) the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance

"her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"

Definition 5: a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile) - [noun denoting event]

(spin is a kind of ...) a single complete turn (axial or orbital)

"the plane made three rotations before it crashed" "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"

(... is a kind of spin ) spin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion

(... is a kind of spin ) (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

(... is a kind of spin ) forward spin (usually of a moving ball) that is imparted by an upward stroke

Definition 6: prolong or extend - [verb of change]

Samples where spin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spin out a visit

Synonyms for spin in the sense of this definition

(spin is a kind of ...) lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

"We prolonged our stay" "She extended her visit by another day" "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"

Definition 7: twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation - [verb of communication]

Samples where spin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(spin is a kind of ...) bring forward and present to the mind

"We presented the arguments to him" "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"

(... is a kind of spin ) cause to appear more pleasant or appealing

"The mayor did not sugarcoat the reality of the tax cuts"

Definition 8: work natural fibers into a thread - [verb of contact]

Samples where spin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spin silk

(spin is a kind of ...) form into a spiral shape

"The cord is all twisted"

Definition 9: form a web by making a thread - [verb of creation]

Samples where spin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spiders spin a fine web

(spin is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(spin implies ...) form or shape by forcing through an opening

"extrude steel"

Definition 10: make up a story - [verb of creation]

Samples where spin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spin a yarn

(spin is a kind of ...) concoct something artificial or untrue

Definition 11: stream in jets, of liquids - [verb of motion]

Samples where spin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The creek spun its course through the woods

(spin is a kind of ...) flow freely and abundantly

"Tears streamed down her face"

(... is a kind of spin ) rotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids from the solids

Definition 12: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis - [verb of motion]

Samples where spin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Synonyms for spin in the sense of this definition

(spin is a kind of ...) turn on or around an axis or a center

"The Earth revolves around the Sun" "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"

(... is a kind of spin ) whirl or spin like a whirligig

Definition 13: cause to spin - [verb of motion]

Samples where spin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spin a coin

Synonyms for spin in the sense of this definition

(spin is a kind of ...) cause to turn on an axis or center

"Rotate the handle"

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