- A swift whirling motion (usually of a missile) (synset 107456888)
The act of rotating rapidly (synset 100344075)
"he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"hyponym:
A short drive in a car (synset 100310366)
"he took the new car for a spin"
Rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral (synset 100307036)
hypernym: acrobatics, aerobatics, stunt flying, stunting - the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraftsynonym: tailspin
A distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion) (synset 100101823)
"the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis (synset 202050704)
"The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"hyponym: whirligig - whirl or spin like a whirligig
Stream in jets, of liquids (synset 202071990)
"The creek spun its course through the woods"
Cause to spin (synset 202052000)
"spin a coin"
Make up a story (synset 201643042)
"spin a yarn"
Form a web by making a thread (synset 201642906)
"spiders spin a fine web"
Work natural fibers into a thread (synset 201521405)
Twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation (synset 200955732)
"The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"hyponym: sugarcoat - cause to appear more pleasant or appealing
Prolong or extend (synset 200319507)
"spin out a visit"synonym: spin out
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