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  1. [noun] a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)

  2. [noun] the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
    Synonyms: twirl, twist, twisting, whirl

  3. [noun] a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"

  4. [noun] rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
    Synonyms: tail

  5. [noun] a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"

  6. [verb] revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
    Synonyms: around, whirl, reel, gyrate

  7. [verb] stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods"

  8. [verb] cause to spin; "spin a coin"
    Synonyms: whirl, birl, twirl

  9. [verb] make up a story; "spin a yarn"

  10. [verb] form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"

  11. [verb] work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"

  12. [verb] twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrasing"

  13. [verb] prolong or extend; "spin out a visit"
    Synonyms: out


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