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spin

noun

1 spin

A swift whirling motion (usually of a missile).



2 spin

The act of rotating rapidly:
— He gave the crank a spin.

synonyms: twirl, twist, twisting, whirl.

Dutch: effect, schroef, spin, wervelbeweging, werveling
Polish: młyniec

3 spin

A short drive in a car.

4 spin

Rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral.

synonym: tailspin.

Dutch: tolvlucht, vrille
Polish: korkociąg

5 spin

A distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion).

verb

1 spin

Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis.

synonyms: gyrate, reel, spin around, whirl.

Roget 610: reject; set aside, lay aside; give up; decline etc. (refuse) 764; exclude, except; pluck, spin; cast.    repudiate, ... show more

Roget 312: rotate; roll along; revolve, spin; turn round; circumvolve; circulate; gyre, gyrate, wheel, whirl, pirouette; twirl, trundle, ... show more

Dutch: spinnen

2 spin

Stream in jets, of liquids.

3 spin

Cause to spin:
— Spin a coin.

synonyms: birl, twirl, whirl.

Dutch: spinnen

4 spin

Make up a story.

5 spin

Form a web by making a thread.

6 spin

Work natural fibers into a thread.

7 spin

Twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation.

Dutch: draaien, spinnen

8 spin

Prolong or extend:
— Spin out a visit.

synonym: spin out.


Moby thesaurus: Charybdis, Sunday drive, advance, airing, angle, angular momentum, angular motion, angular velocity, ascend, axial motion, back, back up, bait the hook, bank, bob, bowling, budge, centrifugate, centrifugation, centrifuge ... show more.

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