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Dictionary definition for: Spin

1. (n) a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)

2. (v) revolve quickly and repeatedly around one''s own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

3. (n) the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin" "it broke off after much twisting"

4. (v) stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods"

5. (n) a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"

6. (v) cause to spin; "spin a coin"

7. (n) rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral

8. (v) make up a story; "spin a yarn"

9. (n) a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion) "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"

10. (v) form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"

11. (v) work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"

12. (v) 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. (v) prolong or extend; "spin out a visit"

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