spin  

  • Pronunciation Video of spin

  • Pronunciation of spin: S P IH1 N (spɪn)

  • Number of syllables of spin: 1

  • Definition of spin

    • (n): a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"  
    • (n): rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral  
    • (n): a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"  
    • (n): the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"  
    • (n): a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)  
    • (v): prolong or extend; "spin out a visit"  
    • (v): twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President''s spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrasing"  
    • (v): work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"  
    • (v): form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"  
    • (v): make up a story; "spin a yarn"  
    • (v): revolve quickly and repeatedly around one''s own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"  
    • (v): cause to spin; "spin a coin"  
    • (v): stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods"  
  • Examples of spin

    • The ball began to spin.  
    • At the party, the kids spin the bottle.  
    • The sign of the angular momentum gives the spin.  
    • Altering the bevel angle controls the rate of spin.  
    • The conchae spin the air through the nasal pathway.  
    • The ball does not spin well.  
    • Most of the stabilization was due to spin.  
    • Filters were the newest spin on the cigarette.  
    • The operator walks the boards to spin the cars.  
    • Some analysts believe it was a carefully orchestrated spin operation.  

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