Definition of spin something out in English:

spin something out

  • 1Make something last as long as possible: they seem keen to spin out the debate through their speeches and interventions
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    • The political calculation may be to spin things out as long as possible in order to obtain the release of hostages in batches or to negotiate.
    • It is not to spin the crisis out as long as possible in the hope that it becomes a damaging election issue.
    • They were simply spinning things out, partly to prolong his agony.
  • 1.1Spend or occupy time aimlessly or without profit: Shane and Mary played games to spin out the afternoon
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    • I sometimes feel I screwed up my entire life, and the past 8 or 10 years have just been spinning it out further and further so that now it's unsalvageable.
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