Spin - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the act of rotating rapidly (syn: twirl, twist, twisting, whirl)
- a short drive in a car
- rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral (syn: tailspin)
- a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)
- stream in jets, of liquids
- cause to spin (syn: twirl, whirl)
- make up a story
- form a web by making a thread
- work natural fibers into a thread
- twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
- prolong or extend (syn: spin out)
The car hit a patch of ice and spun into the wall.
The children were spinning a top.
I tried to stand up but the room was spinning.
She spun the silk into thread.
They spun the wool into yarn.
the direction of the Earth's spin
The ice-skater executed graceful jumps and spins.
A baseball thrown with spin is harder to hit.
She put spin on the ball.
The bowler put a sideways spin on the ball.
Each author puts a new spin on the story.
They claim to report the news with no spin.
He took me for a spin in his new car.
Would you like to go for a spin?
The propeller was spinning slowly.
present participle: spinning
past tense: spun
past participle: spun