HyperDic: spin

English > 13 senses of the word spin:
VERBmotionspin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyraterevolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
motionspinstream in jets, of liquids / liquids
motionspin, whirl, birl, twirlcause to spin
creationspinmake up a story
creationspinform a web by making a thread
contactspinwork natural fibers into a thread
communicationspintwist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
changespin, spin outprolong or extend
NOUNeventspina swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
actspin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirlthe act of rotating rapidly
actspina short / short drive in a car
actspin, tailspinrapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
actspina distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)
spin > pronunciation
Soundsspih'n
RhymesAdrenalin ... zeppelin / Zeppelin: 223 rhymes with ihn...
English > spin: 13 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA swift whirling motion (usually of a missile).
NarrowerEnglish, side(sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
backspinspin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion
topspinForward spin (usually of a moving ball) that is imparted by an upward stroke
Broaderrotation, revolution, gyrationA single complete turn (axial or orbital)
Spanishvuelta
English > spin: 13 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of rotating rapidly.
Example"he gave the crank a spin"
Synonymstwirl, twist, twisting, whirl
Narrowerbirling, logrollingrotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
pirouette(ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
Broaderrotation, rotary motionThe act of rotating as if on an axis
Spanishgiro
Catalangir
Verbsspinrevolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
spincause to spin
English > spin: 13 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA short / short drive in a car.
Example"he took the new car for a spin"
Broaderdrive, rideA journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
English > spin: 13 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningrapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral.
Synonymtailspin
Broaderacrobatics, aerobatics, stunting, stunt flyingThe performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
Spanishcaída en picado, giro
Catalanbarrina
English > spin: 13 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion).
Example"the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
Broaderrendition, rendering, interpretationThe act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
Spanishgiro
English > spin: 13 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningrevolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe coins spin; These balls spin easily
Synonymsspin around, whirl, reel, gyrate
Narrowerwhirligigwhirl or spin like a whirligig
Broaderrevolve, go around, rotateturn on or around an axis or a center
Spanishgirar, narrar, rotar
Catalanarremolinar-se, arremolinar, fer girar, girar, narrar, rotar
Nounsspinthe act of rotating rapidly
spinnerfisherman's lure
English > spin: 13 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningstream in jets, of liquids / liquids.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Narrowercentrifuge, centrifugateRotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids / liquids from the solids
Broaderstream, well outFlow freely and abundantly
Spanishgirar
English > spin: 13 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningCause to spin.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey spin the coin
Example"spin a coin"
Synonymswhirl, birl, twirl
Broaderrotate, circumvolveCause to turn on an axis or center
Spanishgirar, hacer girar, rotar
Catalanarremolinar-se, arremolinar, fer girar, girar, rotar
Nounsspinthe act of rotating rapidly
spinnerboard game equipment that consists of a dial and an arrow that is spun to determine the next move in the game / game
English > spin: 13 senses > verb 4, creation
Meaningmake up a story.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"spin a yarn"
Broaderfabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, inventmake up something artificial or untrue
Spanishhilvanar, narrar, urdir
Catalannarrar
English > spin: 13 senses > verb 5, creation
Meaningform a web by making a thread.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"spiders spin a fine web"
Entailsextrude, squeeze outform or shape by forcing through an opening
Broadercreate from raw material, create from raw stuffmake from scratch
English > spin: 13 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningWork natural fibers into a thread.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"spin silk"
Broadertwist, twine, distortform into a spiral shape
Spanishhilar
Catalanfilar
Nounsspinnersomeone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)
spinningcreating thread
English > spin: 13 senses > verb 7, communication
MeaningTwist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"
NarrowersugarcoatCause to appear more pleasant or appealing
Broaderpresent, represent, lay outbring forward and present to the mind
Spanishnarrar
Catalannarrar
English > spin: 13 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningprolong or extend.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"spin out a visit"
Synonymspin out
Broaderprolong, protract, extend, draw outlengthen in time

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