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1 spin /ˈspɪn/ verb
spins; spun /ˈspʌn/ ; spinning
1 spin
/ˈspɪn/
verb
spins; spun /ˈspʌn/ ; spinning
Learner's definition of SPIN
: to turn or cause someone or something to turn around repeatedly
[no object]
[+ object]
[no object] : to seem to be moving around in a way that makes you feel dizzy or sick
: to draw out and twist fibers of cotton, wool, silk, etc., into yarn or thread
[+ object]
[no object]
see also spinning wheel
[+ object] of insects : to form (something) by producing a fluid that quickly hardens into a thread
[+ object] : to tell (a story, especially a story that you create by using your imagination)
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to move very quickly on wheels or in a vehicle
[+ object] : to describe (something, such as an event) in a certain way in order to influence what people think about it
[+ object] chiefly US, informal : to play recorded music at a party or nightclub

spinning in his/her grave

see 1grave

spin off

[phrasal verb]
spin off or spin (something) off or spin off (something)
: to create something new (such as a new television show or company) by basing it on or taking it from something that already exists
see also spin-off

spin on your heel

see 1heel

spin out

[phrasal verb]
US, of a vehicle : to slide and turn around quickly in an uncontrolled way
spin (something) out or spin out (something) chiefly British : to make (something) last for a very long time
spin out of control
: to move in a way that is not controlled
: to keep getting worse in a way that is hard to stop or fix

spin your wheels

US, informal
: to stay in the same condition or position without making progress
2 spin /ˈspɪn/ noun
plural spins
2 spin
/ˈspɪn/
noun
plural spins
Learner's definition of SPIN
: the act of turning around and around : an act of spinning
[noncount]
[count]
: a rapid turning motion given to a ball by someone who throws or hits it
[noncount]
[count]
see also backspin, topspin
: a certain way of describing or talking about something that is meant to influence other people's opinion of it
[singular]
[noncount]
see also spin control, spin doctor
[count] informal : a short trip in a vehicle
[count] : a condition in which an airplane is falling rapidly while turning around and around sometimes used figuratively
[singular] : a state of being mentally confused or anxious
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