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spin out 1

North American (Of a driver or car) lose control, especially in a skid: he oversteered on the correction, then lost it entirely and spun out
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  • The shells ricochet off for a while, then hit home as the Kratch ship loses a wing and spins out of control.
  • Lauda's Ferrari spun out of control and hit the Armco barrier on the inside of one of the circuit's many corners.
  • Brakes screech, tires skid, and cars seem to spin out of control.
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spin-out 2 Line breaks: spin-out

noun

North American informal
1A spin-off: University of Utah spin-out Hippo Software Inc [as modifier]: there have been some spin-out companies, but none of them have got very far the spin-out from my being left by my father was part of what drove me
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  • Some of the spin-out companies being created now are fabulous.
  • Creating spin-out companies should become easier this year as the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, has altered the infamous Schedule 22 rule which penalised academics entering the private sector.
  • For this reason, as the university spin-out company prepares to emerge into the cut-throat world of business, it is important that a competent and effective commercial team is already in place.
2A skidding spin by a vehicle out of control: he’d had that spin-out in practice
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  • On slippery surfaces, the car takes over and automatically controls steering torque to prevent a spin-out.
  • I only put ‘realistic’ in quotes because the cars behave like you'd expect them too, with lots of spin-outs and really bad landings.
  • Herein lies the skill; going into a turn too fast will result in a "spin-out," as it does in a real car.

Words that rhyme with spin-out

umlaut • litter lout

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