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spin (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to draw out and twist fiber into yarn or thread
2.
to form a thread by extruding a viscous rapidly hardening fluid - used especially of a spider or insect
3.
a) to revolve rapidly - gyrate
b) to feel as if in a whirl - reel my head is spinning
4.
to move swiftly especially on or as if on wheels or in a vehicle
5.
to fish with bait - spinning troll
6.
a) of an airplane to fall in a spin
b) to plunge helplessly and out of control
7.
transitive verb
to engage in spin control (as in politics)
1.
a) to draw out and twist into yarns or threads
b) to produce by drawing out and twisting a fibrous material
2.
to form (as a web or cocoon) by spinning
3.
a) to stretch out or extend (as a story) lengthily - protract usually used with out
b) to evolve, express, or fabricate by processes of mind or imagination - spin a yarn
4.
to cause to whirl impart spin to - spin a top
5.
to shape into threadlike form in manufacture , also to manufacture by a whirling process
6.
to set (records or compact discs) rotating on a player - play spin some discs
7.
to present (as information) with a particular spin - spin the statistics
spin (noun)
1.
a) the act of or twirling something - spinning , also an instance of spinning or of spinning something - doing axels and spins an assortment of spins and lobs
b) the whirling motion imparted (as to a ball or top) by spinning
c) an excursion or ride in a vehicle especially on wheels - go for a spin
2.
a) an aerial maneuver or flight condition consisting of a combination of roll and yaw with the longitudinal axis of the airplane inclined steeply downward
b) a plunging descent or downward spiral
c) a state of mental confusion - all in a spin
3.
a) a quantum characteristic of an elementary particle that is visualized as the rotation of the particle on its axis and that is responsible for measurable angular momentum and magnetic moment
b) the angular momentum associated with such rotation whose magnitude is quantized and which may assume either of two possible directions , also the angular momentum of a system of such particles derived from the and orbital motions of the particles - spins
4.
a) a usually ingenious twist - puts an Asian spin on the pasta dishes
b) (1) a special point of view, emphasis, or interpretation presented for the purpose of influencing opinion - put the most favorable spin on the findings
(2) - spin control
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
spin (noun)
1.
a rapid turning about on an axis or central point
SYNONIMS:
gyration, pirouette, reel, revolution, roll, rotation, twirl, wheel, whirl
RELATED WORDS:
circuit, circulation, ring, round; coil, curl, curve, spiral, twist, whorl; circle, orbit; eddy, swirl
spin (noun)
2.
a state of mental confusion
SYNONIMS:
daze, dazedness, fog, muddle, spin, swoon
RELATED WORDS:
reverie, stupor, trance; befuddlement, bewilderment, perplexity, puzzlement; delirium, malaise, paralysis; cloudiness, fogginess
NEAR ANTONYMS:
alertness, levelheadedness
spin (noun)
3.
a short trip for pleasure
SYNONIMS:
jaunt, junket, outing, ramble, sally, sashay, sortie, spin
RELATED WORDS:
journey, travel(s), voyage; circuit, tour; expedition, odyssey, safari; detour; hike, peregrination, trek, walk; pilgrimage
spin (verb)
1.
to move in circles around an axis or center
SYNONIMS:
gyrate, pinwheel, pirouette, revolve, roll, rotate, turn, twirl, wheel, whirl
RELATED WORDS:
coil, curl, curve, round, spiral, swirl, twine, twist, wind; circle, circulate, encircle, orbit, ring; pivot, swivel
spin (verb)
2.
to be in a confused state as if from being twirled around
SYNONIMS:
reel, swim, turn, whirl
RELATED WORDS:
swirl
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calm, collect; settle, steady
spin (verb)
3.
to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis
SYNONIMS:
pivot, revolve, roll, rotate, spin, swing, swirl, swivel, twirl, twist, wheel, whirl
RELATED WORDS:
screw, unscrew; twiddle; coil, crank, reel, wind; circulate
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