"spins" in the noun sense
a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
2. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl
the act of rotating rapidly
"he gave the crank a spin"
"it broke off after much twisting"
a short drive in a car
"he took the new car for a spin"
4. tailspin, spin
rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion
"the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
"spins" in the verb sense
1. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate
revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
"The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
stream in jets, of liquids
"The creek spun its course through the woods"
3. whirl, birl, spin, twirl
cause to spin
"spin a coin"
make up a story
"spin a yarn"
form a web by making a thread
"spiders spin a fine web"
work natural fibers into a thread
twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
"The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"
8. spin, spin out
prolong or extend
"spin out a visit"
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