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spin

 (spĭn)
v. spun (spŭn), spin·ning, spins
v.intr.
1. To rotate rapidly; whirl. See Synonyms at turn.
2. To have a sensation of whirling, as from dizziness; reel: My head spun after I did a cartwheel.
3. To make thread or yarn by drawing out and twisting fibers.
4. To extrude viscous filaments, forming a web or cocoon.
5. To fish with a light rod, lure, and line and a reel with a stationary spool.
v.tr.
1. To cause to rotate swiftly; twirl: spin a top.
2. To shape or manufacture by a twirling or rotating process.
3. Informal To play (a recorded piece of music, such as a phonograph record), especially as a disc jockey.
4. To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion: "a messenger who spins bogus research into a vile theology of hatred" (William A. Henry III).
5.
a. To draw out and twist (fibers) into thread.
b. To form (thread or yarn) in this manner.
6. To form (a web or cocoon, for example) by extruding viscous filaments.
7. To relate or create: spin a story.
n.
1. The act of spinning.
2. A swift whirling motion.
3. A state of mental confusion: I've been in a spin about this all week.
4. Informal A short drive in a vehicle: took a spin in the new car.
5. The flight condition of an aircraft in a nose-down, spiraling, stalled descent.
6.
a. A distinctive point of view, emphasis, or interpretation: "adept at putting spin on an apparently neutral recital of facts" (Robert M. Adams).
b. A distinctive character or style: an innovative chef who puts a new spin on traditional fare.
7. Physics
a. The angular momentum of rotation of a rigid body about its own axis.
b. The intrinsic angular momentum of a subatomic particle. Also called spin angular momentum.
Phrasal Verbs:
spin off
To derive (a company or product, for example) from something larger.
spin out
1. To rotate out of control, as a skidding car leaving a roadway.
2. To prolong or extend: spin out a visit with an old friend.
Idiom:
spin (one's) wheels Informal
To expend effort with no result.

[Middle English spinnen, to twist fiber into thread, from Old English spinnan; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

spin

(spɪn)
vb, spins, spinning or spun
1. to rotate or cause to rotate rapidly, as on an axis
2. (Textiles)
a. to draw out and twist (natural fibres, as of silk or cotton) into a long continuous thread
b. to make such a thread or filament from (synthetic resins, etc), usually by forcing through a nozzle
3. (Zoology) (of spiders, silkworms, etc) to form (webs, cocoons, etc) from a silky fibre exuded from the body
4. (Metallurgy) (tr) to shape (metal) into a rounded form on a lathe
5. (tr) informal to tell (a tale, story, etc) by drawing it out at great length (esp in the phrase spin a yarn)
6. (Ball Games, other than specified) to bowl, pitch, hit, or kick (a ball) so that it rotates in the air and changes direction or speed on bouncing, or (of a ball) to be projected in this way
7. (intr) (of wheels) to revolve rapidly without causing propulsion
8. (Aeronautics) to cause (an aircraft) to dive in a spiral descent or (of an aircraft) to dive in a spiral descent
9. (foll by: along) to drive or travel swiftly
10. (tr) Also: spin-dry to rotate (clothes) in a spin-dryer in order to extract surplus water
11. (intr) to reel or grow dizzy, as from turning around: my head is spinning.
12. (Angling) (intr) to fish by drawing a revolving lure through the water
13. (tr) informal to present (news or information) in a way that creates a favourable impression
n
14. a swift rotating motion; instance of spinning
15. (General Physics) physics
a. the intrinsic angular momentum of an elementary particle or atomic nucleus, as distinguished from any angular momentum resulting from its motion
b. a quantum number determining values of this angular momentum in units of the Dirac constant, having integral or half-integral values. Symbol: S or s
16. (Aeronautics) a condition of loss of control of an aircraft or an intentional flight manoeuvre in which the aircraft performs a continuous spiral descent because the angle of maximum lift is less than the angle of incidence
17. a spinning motion imparted to a ball, etc
18. (Ice Skating) (in skating) any of various movements involving spinning rapidly on the spot
19. (Automotive Engineering) informal a short or fast drive, ride, etc, esp in a car, for pleasure
20. flat spin informal chiefly Brit a state of agitation or confusion
21. informal Austral and NZ a period of time or an experience; chance or luck; fortune: a bad spin.
22. (Commerce) commerce informal a sudden downward trend in prices, values, etc
23. informal the practice of presenting news or information in a way that creates a favourable impression
24. on the spin informal one after another: they have lost two finals on the spin.
[Old English spinnan; related to Old Norse spinna, Old High German spinnan to spin, Lithuanian pinu to braid]

spin

(spɪn)

v. spun, spin•ning,
n. v.t.
1. to make (yarn) by drawing out, twisting, and winding fibers.
2. to form (the fibers of any material) into thread or yarn.
3. to produce (a thread, web, cocoon, etc.) by extruding from the body a viscous filament that hardens in the air.
4. to cause to rotate rapidly; twirl; whirl: to spin a coin on a table.
5. to produce, fabricate, or evolve in a manner suggestive of spinning thread: to spin a tale.
6. to draw out, protract, or prolong (often fol. by out): She spun the project out for over three years.
7. Slang. to cause to have a particular bias; influence in a certain direction: His assignment was to spin the reporters after the president's speech.
v.i.
8. to revolve or rotate rapidly, as the earth or a top.
9. to produce a thread from the body, as a spider or silkworm.
10. to produce yarn or thread by spinning.
11. to move or travel rapidly.
12. to have a sensation of whirling; reel: My head began to spin.
13. to fish with a spinning or revolving bait.
14. spin off, to create or derive, based on something already existing: They took the character of the uncle and spun off another TV series.
n.
15. the act of causing a spinning or whirling motion.
16. a spinning motion or movement.
17. a downward movement or trend, esp. one that is sudden, alarming, etc.
18. a short ride or drive for pleasure.
19. Slang. a particular viewpoint or bias, esp. in the media; slant: They tried to put a favorable spin on the news coverage of the controversial speech.
20. Also called tailspin. the descent of an aircraft, nose-down, in a helical path.
21. Physics. the intrinsic angular momentum characterizing each kind of elementary particle, having one of the values 0, ½, 1, 3/2, … when measured in units of Planck's constant divided by 2π.
Idioms:
spin one's wheels, to waste one's efforts.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English spinnan, c. Old Frisian, Old Norse spinna, Middle Low German, Old High German spinnen, Gothic spinnan]
syn: See turn.

spin


Past participle: spun
Gerund: spinning

Imperative
spin
spin
Present
I spin
you spin
he/she/it spins
we spin
you spin
they spin
Preterite
I spun
you spun
he/she/it spun
we spun
you spun
they spun
Present Continuous
I am spinning
you are spinning
he/she/it is spinning
we are spinning
you are spinning
they are spinning
Present Perfect
I have spun
you have spun
he/she/it has spun
we have spun
you have spun
they have spun
Past Continuous
I was spinning
you were spinning
he/she/it was spinning
we were spinning
you were spinning
they were spinning
Past Perfect
I had spun
you had spun
he/she/it had spun
we had spun
you had spun
they had spun
Future
I will spin
you will spin
he/she/it will spin
we will spin
you will spin
they will spin
Future Perfect
I will have spun
you will have spun
he/she/it will have spun
we will have spun
you will have spun
they will have spun
Future Continuous
I will be spinning
you will be spinning
he/she/it will be spinning
we will be spinning
you will be spinning
they will be spinning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spinning
you have been spinning
he/she/it has been spinning
we have been spinning
you have been spinning
they have been spinning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spinning
you will have been spinning
he/she/it will have been spinning
we will have been spinning
you will have been spinning
they will have been spinning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spinning
you had been spinning
he/she/it had been spinning
we had been spinning
you had been spinning
they had been spinning
Conditional
I would spin
you would spin
he/she/it would spin
we would spin
you would spin
they would spin
Past Conditional
I would have spun
you would have spun
he/she/it would have spun
we would have spun
you would have spun
they would have spun
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spin - a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)spin - a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
gyration, revolution, rotation - 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"
backspin - spin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion
English, side - (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
topspin - forward spin (usually of a moving ball) that is imparted by an upward stroke
2.spin - the act of rotating rapidlyspin - the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
rotary motion, rotation - the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"
pirouette - (ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
birling, logrolling - rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
3.spin - a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"
ride, drive - a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
4.spin - rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
aerobatics, stunt flying, stunting, acrobatics - the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
5.spin - a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
interpretation, rendering, rendition - the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance; "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"
Verb1.spin - revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
revolve, rotate, go around - 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"
whirligig - whirl or spin like a whirligig
2.spin - stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods"
centrifugate, centrifuge - rotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids from the solids
well out, stream - flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face"
3.spin - cause to spinspin - cause to spin; "spin a coin"  
circumvolve, rotate - cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"
4.spin - make up a story; "spin a yarn"
cook up, fabricate, invent, manufacture, make up - make up something artificial or untrue
5.spin - form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"
6.spin - work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"
distort, twine, twist - form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
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 embarrassing"
present, lay out, represent - bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
sugarcoat - cause to appear more pleasant or appealing; "The mayor did not sugarcoat the reality of the tax cuts"
8.spin - prolong or extend; "spin out a visit"
prolong, protract, draw out, extend - 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"

spin

verb
1. revolve, turn, rotate, wheel, twist, reel, whirl, twirl, gyrate, pirouette, birl (Scot.) The Earth spins on its own axis.
2. reel, swim, whirl, be giddy, be in a whirl, grow dizzy My head was spinning from the wine.
3. tell, relate, recount, develop, invent, unfold, concoct, narrate She had spun a story that was too good to be true.
noun
1. bias, prejudice, slant, turn, leaning, bent, partiality, one-sidedness the wholly improper political spin given to the report
2. (Informal) drive, ride, turn, hurl (Scot.), whirl, joy ride (informal) Think twice about going for a spin by the light of the silvery moon.
3. revolution, roll, whirl, twist, gyration a spin of the roulette wheel
flat spin (Informal) panic, state (informal), flap (informal), agitation, commotion, tizzy (informal), tiz-woz (informal) She was in a flat spin about the party.
spin something out prolong, extend, lengthen, draw out, drag out, delay, amplify, pad out, protract, prolongate They will try to spin out the conference into next autumn.

spin

verb
1. To make or become longer.Also used with out:
Mathematics: produce.
2. To rotate rapidly:
3. To have the sensation of turning in circles:
noun
Informal. A trip in a motor vehicle:
Informal: whirl.
Translations
دَوَران سَريعدَوْرَةٌ في السَّيّارَهيَدور بِسُرْعَه، يَبْرُميَغْزِل
otáčenípřístprojížďkarotacetočit
dreje rundtkøretursnurre rundtspinspinde
kaunistellakehrätäkierrekiertyäliike
presti
fonforgásforogkis kiránduláspörgés
ökuferî, bíltúrsnarsnúasnarsnúningurspinna
きりもみスピン回転回転する
centrifūgasukimasverpėjasverpti
griešanagriešanāsgrieztgrieztiesizbrauciens
rotácia
prestisukativrtetivrteti se
araba gezintisibükmekdön medön mekip eğirmek

spin

[spɪn] (spun (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (= rotating motion) → vuelta f, revolución f
to give a wheel a spinhacer girar una rueda
to be in a (flat) spin (Brit) [person] → andar muy confundido
the news sent the stock market into a flat spinla noticia creó un estado de gran confusión en la bolsa
2. (in washing machine) give the towels another spinvuelve a centrifugar las toallas (en la lavadora)
long/short spincentrifugado m largo/corto
3. (Sport) (on ball) → efecto m
to put (a) spin on a balldar efecto a una pelota
4. (= loss of control) (Aer) → barrena f (Aut) → trompo m
to go into a spin (Aer) → entrar en barrena (Aut) → hacer un trompo
to pull or come out of a spin (Aer) → salir de barrena
5. (Brit) (= short ride) → vuelta f, paseo m, garbeo m (Sp)
to go for a spindar una vuelta or un paseo (en coche/moto etc), darse un garbeo (en coche/moto etc) (Sp)
6. (= interpretation) → interpretación f
to put a positive spin on sthinterpretar positivamente algo, dar un sesgo positivo a algo
B. VT
1. (= rotate) (gen) → hacer girar; [+ top] → hacer bailar
to spin a coinhacer girar una moneda; (to decide sth) → echar una moneda a cara o cruz
2. (= spin-dry) [+ clothes] → centrifugar
3. (= turn suddenly) → girar
he spun the steering wheel sharply to the rightgiró el volante bruscamente hacia la derecha
to spin sth/sb rounddar la vuelta a algo/algn
4. (Sport) [+ ball] → dar efecto a
5. [+ thread] → hilar; [+ web] → tejer; [+ cocoon] → devanar, hacer
to spin a web of lieshilar una sarta de mentiras
to spin a yarn > (in order to deceive) → inventar una historia
C. VI
1. (= rotate) → girar, dar vueltas
his wheels began to spin as he tried to get off the grasslas ruedas empezaron a dar vueltas cuando intentó salir de la hierba
she spun around or round to face himse dio la vuelta para tenerlo de frente
my head is spinningme da vueltas la cabeza
it makes my head spinme marea
2. (= move quickly) to spin alongcorrer a gran velocidad
the car spun out of controlel coche se descontroló y empezó a dar vueltas
to send sth/sb spinning: the blow sent him spinningel golpe le hizo rodar por el suelo
she sent the plate spinning through the airlanzó el plato a rodar por los aires
3. [washing machine] → centrifugar
4. (with spinning wheel) → hilar
D. CPD Spin > class® Nclase f de Spinning ®
spin doctor N (Pol) → asesor(a) m/f político(a)
spin out VT + ADV [+ process, story] → alargar, prolongar; [+ money, drink] → estirar

spin

[ˈspɪn]
n
(= turn) [wheel] → tour m; [dancer] → tour m
to be in a spin, to be in a flat spin (British) (= in a flap) → être dans tous ses états
(in spin-dryer, washing machine)essorage m
[plane] → chute f en vrille, vrille f
to go into a spin → partir en vrille
The plane went into a spin → L'avion est parti en vrille.
(SPORT) (on ball)effet m
(= trip in car) → (petit) tour m, balade f
to go for a spin (in car, on bike)aller faire une virée, aller faire une balade
(pejorative) (political) (= news manipulation) → manipulation f
(= slant) to put a new spin on sth, to put a different spin on sth (= reinterpret) → donner un sens différent à qch
His opponents have put a very different spin on the results → Ses adversaires ont donné un sens très différent à ces résultats.
vb [spun] (pt, pp)
vt
[+ wheel, display stand] → faire tourner; [+ top] → faire tournoyer, lancer
to spin a coin (British)jouer à pile ou face
(in spin-dryer, washing machine) [+ clothes] → essorer
(SPORT) [+ ball] → donner de l'effet à
(to make thread) [+ wool, silk, fibres] → filer
[spider] [+ web] → tisser; [silkworm] [+ cocoon] → tisser
[+ story] → raconter
to spin a yarn (= tell a story) → raconter une histoire
vi
(= turn round) [wheel, display stand, top, planet] → tourner; [skater, dancer] → tourner, tournoyer
The earth spins on its own axis → La Terre tourne sur elle-même.
The plane spun out of control → L'avion perdit le contrôle et tomba en vrille.
(fig) [room] → tourner
My head's spinning → J'ai la tête qui tourne.
His head was spinning from the wine → Le vin lui faisait tourner la tête.
(= make thread) → filer
spin round
vt sep
(also spin round and round) [+ wheel, display stand] → faire tourner; [+ person] → faire tourner, faire tournoyer
vi
(= spin round and round) [wheel, display stand, top, skater, dancer] → tourner (sur soi-même)
(= turn round quickly once) [person] → faire volte-face
spin out
vt sep (= prolong) → faire durer

spin

vb: pret <spun or (old) span>, ptp <spun>
n
(= revolution)Drehung f; (= washing machine programme)Schleudern nt no pl; to give something a spinetw (schnell) drehen; spinning topetw treiben; (in washing machine etc) → etw schleudern; to be in a (flat) spin (Brit fig inf) → am Rotieren or Durchdrehen sein (inf)(about wegen); to send somebody/something into a (flat) spin (Brit fig inf) → jdn/etw zum Rotieren bringen (inf)
(on ball) → Dreh m, → Drall m; (Billiards) → Effet m; to put spin on the balldem Ball einen Drall/Effet geben; (with racquet) → den Ball anschneiden
(inf: = interpretation) to put a new/different etc spin on somethingetw neu/anders etc interpretieren
(Aviat) → Trudeln nt no pl; to go into a spinzu trudeln anfangen
(dated: = trip) to go for a spineine Spritztour machen
vt
(person, spider)spinnen; to spin a web of deceitein Lügengewebe spinnen ? yarn
(= turn) wheeldrehen; (fast) → herumwirbeln; toptanzen lassen, treiben; (in washing machine) → schleudern; (= toss) ball, coin(hoch)werfen; (Sport) balleinen Drall/Effet geben (+dat); (with racquet) → (an)schneiden; he’s just spinning his wheels (US fig inf) → er tritt nur Wasser (inf)
vi
(person)spinnen
(= revolve)sich drehen; (fast) → (herum)wirbeln; (plane etc)trudeln; (in washing machine) → schleudern; to spin round and roundsich im Kreis drehen; (dancer) → im Kreis herumwirbeln; the ball spun into the air/past himder Ball flog wirbelnd in die Luft/an ihm vorbei; the car spun out of controlder Wagen begann, sich unkontrollierbar zu drehen; to send somebody/something spinningjdn/etw umwerfen; my head is spinningmir dreht sich alles; the wine makes my head spinvon dem Wein dreht sich mir alles; the noise made his head spinihm schwirrte der Kopf von dem Lärm

spin

:
spin doctor
n (Pol inf) → PR-Berater(in) m(f); (press spokesperson) → (schönrednerischer) Pressesprecher, (schönrednerische) Pressesprecherin
spin-drier
n (Brit) → (Wäsche)schleuder f
spindrift
nGischt f
spin-dry
vtischleudern
spin-dryer
n = spin-drier

spin

[spɪn] (spun or span (vb: pt) (spun (pp)))
1. n
a. (revolution) → giro
to give a wheel a spin → far girare una ruota
to give sth a long/short spin (in washing machine) → fare una centrifuga completa/ridotta
to be in a flat spin (fam) → essere in preda al panico
to go into a flat spin → lasciarsi prendere dal panico
b. (on ball) → effetto
to put a spin on a ball → imprimere l'effetto a una palla
c. (Aer) to go into a spindiscendere in avvitamento (Aut) → fare un testa-coda
d. (ride) to go for a spinfare un giretto
2. vt
a. (turn, wheel) → far girare (Brit) (clothes) → mettere nella centrifuga; (ball) → imprimere l'effetto a
to spin a coin (Brit) → lanciare in aria una moneta
b. (cotton, wool) → filare; (subj, spider) → tessere
to spin a yarn (fig) → imbastire una storia
3. vi
a.filare
b. (revolve, person) → girarsi; (ball) → ruotare; (wheel) → girare
to spin round and round → girare su se stesso/a
the car spun out of control → la macchina ha sbandato e ha girato su se stessa
to send sb spinning → mandare qn a gambe all'aria
it makes my head spin → mi fa girare la testa
spin out vt + adv (fam) (visit, holiday) → prolungare; (speech, food) → far durare

spin

(spin) present participle ˈspinning: past tense, past participle spun (span) verb
1. to (cause to) go round and round rapidly. She spun round in surprise; He spun the revolving door round and round.
2. to form threads from (wool, cotton etc) by drawing out and twisting. The old woman was spinning (wool) in the corner of the room.
noun
1. a whirling or turning motion. The patch of mud sent the car into a spin.
2. a ride, especially on wheels. After lunch we went for a spin in my new car.
ˈspinner noun
a person or thing that spins.
ˌspin-ˈdrier noun
a machine which dries clothes by spinning them round and round and forcing the water out of them.
spin out
to cause to last a long or longer time. He spun out his speech for an extra five minutes.

spin

vi (pret & pp spun; ger spinning) dar vueltas, girar; Do you feel as though everything is spinning?.. ¿Siente que todo le da vueltas?
References in classic literature ?
Crosspatch, draw the latch, Sit by the fire and spin,
The rich and heavy festoons of cobweb, which it had cost a long ancestral succession of spiders their life's labor to spin and weave, had been carefully brushed away from the ceiling.
If I had told Sandy I had seen a wagon, uninfluenced by enchantment, spin along fifty miles an hour; had seen a man, unequipped with magic powers, get into a basket and soar out of sight among the clouds; and had listened, without any necromancer's help, to the conversation of a person who was several hundred miles away, Sandy would not merely have supposed me to be crazy, she would have thought she knew it.
We laid there all day, and watched the rafts and steamboats spin down the Missouri shore, and up-bound steamboats fight the big river in the middle.
Attorney-General rose to spin the rope, grind the axe, and hammer the nails into the scaffold.
We'll drink the daisies of the field, in compliment to you; and the lilies of the valley that toil not, neither do they spin, in compliment to me - the more shame for me
We spin our tops as in an enchanted circle, and no one sees or heeds save ourselves,--as how should they with their own tops to spin?
Her long dishevelled grey hair flew back from her uncovered head; the inebriating delight of gratified vengeance contended in her eyes with the fire of insanity; and she brandished the distaff which she held in her hand, as if she had been one of the Fatal Sisters, who spin and abridge the thread of human life.
But you make my head spin with your confounded exchange values and stuff.
He lamented "the fatal mistake the world had been so long in, of using silkworms, while we had such plenty of domestic insects who infinitely excelled the former, because they understood how to weave, as well as spin.
How can you do anything, unless you can spin round at once when the rein is pressed on your neck?
They saw the trunk into planks, and sew them together with thread which they spin out of the bark, and which they twist for the cables; the leaves stitched together make the sails.