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Definitions of spin:
  • noun:   a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)
    Example: "The campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
  • noun:   a short drive in a car
    Example: "He took the new car for a spin"
  • noun:   the act of rotating rapidly
    Example: "He gave the crank a spin"
  • noun:   a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun:   rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
  • verb:   revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
  • verb:   stream in jets, of liquids
  • verb:   prolong or extend
    Example: "Spin out a visit"
  • verb:   twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
    Example: "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrasing"
  • verb:   work natural fibers into a thread
    Example: "Spin silk"
  • verb:   form a web by making a thread
    Example: "Spiders spin a fine web"
  • verb:   make up a story
    Example: "Spin a yarn"
  • verb:   cause to spin
    Example: "Spin a coin"

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