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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.]
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spin out

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to extend or protract (a story, etc) by including superfluous detail; prolong
2. to spend or pass (time)
3. to contrive to cause (money, etc) to last as long as possible
n
a spinning skid in a car that causes it to run off the road
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.spin out - 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"
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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.
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Translations
يُطَوِّل الوَقْت، يَمُد
protahovat
teygja
preťahovať
uzatmak

w>spin out

vt sep (inf) money, foodstrecken (inf); holiday, meetingin die Länge ziehen; storyausspinnen
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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.
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