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Definitions of spin

  1. cause to spin; "spin a coin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral spin Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. prolong or extend; "spin out a visit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. form a web by making a thread, as of spiders Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. make up a story, as in"spin a yarn" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrasing" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. make up a story; "spin a yarn" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. To draw out, and twist into threads, either by the hand or machinery; as, to spin wool, cotton, or flax; to spin goat's hair; to produce by drawing out and twisting a fibrous material. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To draw out tediously; to form by a slow process, or by degrees; to extend to a great length; -- with out; as, to spin out large volumes on a subject. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To protract; to spend by delays; as, to spin out the day in idleness. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To cause to turn round rapidly; to whirl; to twirl; as, to spin a top. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, or the like) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; -- said of the spider, the silkworm, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fiber; as, the woman knows how to spin; a machine or jenny spins with great exactness. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet; as, blood spinsfrom a vein. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To move swifty; as, to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. Velocity of rotation about some specified axis. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To draw out and twist into threads; as, to spin cotton; draw out tediously; as, to spin a long story; form (a web or cocoon) by drawing out the threads of from a gland; cause to whirl rapidly, as a top. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To draw out and twist fiber into threads, etc.; whirl; colloquially, move swiftly; as, to spin along the road on a bicycle; to make and expel a thread, as a spider. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. The act of drawing and twisting fiber into threads; the act of whirling; the state of being whirled; the making of threads, as by a spider. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Spun. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Spinning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. To draw out and twist into threads: to draw out a thread as spiders do: to draw out tediously: to cause to whirl rapidly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. To practice the art or trade of spinning, to perform the act of spinning: to issue in a small or threadlike current: to whirl:-pr.p. spinning; pa.t. and pa.p. spun. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. SPINNER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. To draw out and twist into threads; make a thread; draw out tediously; cause to whirl. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To make thread by spinning; to whirl. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. To draw out and twist into threads. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. To form, as thread by drawing out and twisting, as thread, by drawing out and twisting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. To compose; tell. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. To whirl; twirl. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. An act of spinning; a rapid whirling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. To draw out and twist into threads; to draw out tediously; to extend to a great length; to protract; to cause to whirl. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To practise spinning; to perform the act of drawing and twisting threads; to move round rapidly; to issue in a thread or small current. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. To draw out and twist into threads; to extend to a great length; to draw out to a tedious length; to whirl or turn rapidly as by means of thread-applied to the motion of any body on its axis, as a top; to exercise the art or trade of drawing out into threads; to issue in a very small current. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. Equivalent to buzz. More common amongC and Unix programmers. foldoc_fs
  48. To draw out tediously; to form by a slow process, or by degrees; to extend to a great length; with out; as, to spin out large volumes on a subject. dictgcide_fs
  49. To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, or the like) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; said of the spider, the silkworm, etc. dictgcide_fs
  50. an interpretation of an event which is favorable to the interpreter or to the person s/he supports. A person whose task is to provide such interpretations for public relations purposes is called a spin doctor. dictgcide_fs
  51. spin, v.t. to draw out and twist into threads: to draw out a thread as spiders do: to draw out tediously: to cause to whirl rapidly: to fish with a swivel or spoon-bait: to reject at an examination.--v.i. to practise the art or trade of spinning, to perform the act of spinning: to issue in a small or thread-like current: to whirl, to go fast:--pr.p. spin'ning; pa.t. and pa.p. spun.--n. a rapid revolving motion, a spurt at high speed.--ns. SPIN'NER, one who spins: (Shak.) a spider: a spinneret; gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  52. (spun or span, spun). Drawout& twist (wool, cotton, or abs.) into threads; make (yarn) thus; (of spider, silkworm, &c.) make (web, gossamer, cocoon, or abs.) by ex trusion of fine viscous thread; form (cup &c.) in lathe or similar machine; (fig.) produce, compose, (narrative, literary article, &c.; often out i.e. at great length), esp. s. a yarn (orig. naut.), tell a story; s. out, spend, consume, (time, one\'s life, &c. by discussion &c., in occupation &c.), prolong (discussion &c.); cause (top &c.) to whirl round, (of top) whirl round, turn (person, thing) quickly round, (of person &c.) turn thus, e.g. as result of blow, as sent him spinning; fish in (stream, pool) with swivel or spoon-bait; (slang) reject (candidate) after examination; spun glass (spun when heated into filaments that remain pliant when cold); spun gold, silver, gold, silver, thread prepared for weaving; spun silk, cheap material of short-fibred& waste silk often mixed with cotton; spun yarn (naut.), line formed of rope-yarns twisted together. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. Spinning motion, whirl: brisk or short run or spell of driving, rowing, bicycling, &c., as went for a s. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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