Dictionary definitions and meanings of the word spin

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This post talks about the dictionary definition and meanings of the English word spin. phonetic, phonetics, origin, meanings


Phonetic

spɪn


Phonetics

Text pronounciation: undefined

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Origin of the word

Old English spinnan ‘draw out and twist (fibre’); related to German spinnen . The noun dates from the mid 19th century.


Meanings

Part Of speech

verb

Definition

turn or cause to turn or whirl round quickly.

Example

the girl spun round in alarm

Synonyms

revolve,rotate,turn,turn round,go round,whirl,gyrate,circle,wheel,twirl,swing,twist,swivel,pirouette,pivot,swirl,birl


Definition

draw out and twist (the fibres of wool, cotton, or other material) to convert them into yarn, either by hand or with machinery.

Example

an old lady sat, spinning thread


Definition

give (a news story) a particular emphasis or bias.

Example

ministers may now find it difficult to use the programme to spin stories in their favour


Definition

fish with a spinner.

Example

they were spinning for salmon in the lake


Part Of speech

noun

Definition

a rapid turning or whirling motion.

Example

he concluded the dance with a double spin

Synonyms

rotation,revolution,turn,whirl,twirl,gyration,pirouette,swirl,birl


Definition

a brief trip in a vehicle for pleasure.

Example

a spin around town

Synonyms

trip,jaunt,outing,excursion,short journey,expedition,sally,drive,ride,run,turn,airing,tootle,joyride,hurl


Definition

the presentation of information in a particular way; a slant, especially a favourable one.

Example

he was sick and tired of the Government's control freakery and spin

Synonyms

slant,angle,twist,bias


Definition

a piece of good or bad luck.

Example

Kevin had had a rough spin



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