spin round

Also found in: Idioms.

w>spin (a)round

vi (= revolve)sich drehen; (very fast) → (herum)wirbeln; (in surprise) → herumwirbeln, herumfahren
vt sep(schnell) drehen; (very fast) → herumwirbeln
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References in classic literature ?
Shan't I take you up, and then, perhaps, a little spin round by Tewin?"
"I felt certain that I heard a shot just now, and I saw you reel and spin round for a moment.
Bewildered and stunned by this blow, Jefferson Hope felt his head spin round, and had to lean upon his rifle to save himself from falling.
Sampson Brass, who was, by this time, anything but sober, being compelled to take further draughts of the same strong bowl, found that, instead of at all contributing to his recovery, they had the novel effect of making the counting-house spin round and round with extreme velocity, and causing the floor and ceiling to heave in a very distressing manner.
The room and all round seemed to spin round. I kept my eyes fixed on the window, but the wolf drew his head back, and a whole myriad of little specks seems to come blowing in through the broken window, and wheeling and circling round like the pillar of dust that travellers describe when there is a simoon in the desert.
Ajax caught up one of them and struck Hector above the rim of his shield close to his neck; the blow made him spin round like a top and reel in all directions.
This has been a target for some time, for he had a spin round Ffos Las three weeks ago breaking up a 176-day absence.
The Hollywood heartthrob, 52, donned a helmet for a spin round the circuit before his starter duties.
Centre for Life Always a popular draw with wannabe Torvill and Deans of all ages, the rink is closing on Sunday so you'll need to get in quick if you want to go for a spin round it.
Weather permitting of course, the sun had gone in So instead of the sands, decided on a spin round the shops he would go, or maybe take in a show.
He said: "The victim was walking to a friend's house when he saw a Black VW Golf with blacked out windows driven away from the town centre and spin round to stop near him.
No, the pair haven't been bumping uglies, professional dancer Derek has been taking the movie star for a spin round the ballroom.