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spin

spin

 
 
pronunciation:
spIn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
spin off
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spins, spinning, spun
definition 1: to draw out, twist, and wind (fibers), or to make (thread or yarn) by this process.
similar words:
card, mill, spindle, twist, weave, wind
definition 2: of a spider or insect, to make (a web or cocoon) by extruding filaments from the body.
 
synonyms:
weave
similar words:
fabricate, make, secrete
definition 3: to cause to revolve or turn around quickly on, or as if on, an axis.
The juggler was spinning a ball on his nose.He spun me around.
 
synonyms:
rotate, twirl, whirl
similar words:
revolve, roll, swirl, trundle, turn, wheel
definition 4: to form or develop (a story) spontaneously from the imagination.
synonyms:
narrate, tell
similar words:
concoct, recount, relate, render
definition 5: to draw out at length; prolong (usu. fol. by out).
synonyms:
draw out, prolong, protract
similar words:
drag out, extend, lengthen, pad, stretch
phrase: spin off
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to engage in the production of yarn or thread by spinning.
similar words:
weave
definition 2: to produce filaments by extrusion from the body.
similar words:
secrete, weave
definition 3: to rotate or seem to whirl rapidly.
The wheel spins.My head was spinning with the excitement.
synonyms:
gyrate, twirl, whirl
similar words:
revolve, roll, rotate, swirl, turn, wheel
definition 4: to move or drive rapidly.
We were spinning along when suddenly a tire blew.
synonyms:
fly, sail, speed, wheel
similar words:
bowl, coast, cruise, glide, hurtle, move, zip, zoom
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of spinning or causing something to spin.
synonyms:
rotation, turn, whirl
similar words:
roll, twirl
definition 2: a twirling motion or sensation.
synonyms:
rotation
similar words:
swirl, whirl
definition 3: a short drive or ride in an automobile, boat, or small aircraft, usu. for pleasure and without a definite destination.
synonyms:
drive, trip, turn, whirl
definition 4: (slang) an interpretation or point of view, usu. applied to a politician's words.
They gave his speech a leftist spin.
synonyms:
slant
definition 5: the condition of a stalled aircraft in a downward spiral; tailspin.
synonyms:
tailspin
definition 6: in physics, the angular momentum of a subatomic particle.
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