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spin US English

Turn or cause to turn or whirl around quickly

spin US Thesaurus

the bike wheels are spinning

flat spin US English

A spin in which an aircraft descends in tight circles while remaining almost horizontal

leg spin US English

A type of spin bowling which causes the ball to deviate from the leg side towards the off side after pitching; leg breaks

off spin US English

A type of spin bowling that causes the ball to deviate from the off side towards the leg side after pitching; off breaks

spin out US English

(Of a driver or car) lose control, especially in a skid

spin-out US English

another term for spin-off.

spin-down US English

A decrease in the speed of rotation of a spinning object, in particular a heavenly body or a computer disk

spin-off US English

A byproduct or incidental result of a larger project

spin room US English

A designated area where journalists conduct interviews with politicians or their representatives after a debate or other political event

spin-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

by-product or incidental result

rough spin US English

A period of hardship, misfortune, or harsh treatment

spin bowler US English

An expert at bowling with spin

spin doctor US English

A spokesperson employed to give a favorable interpretation of events to the media, especially on behalf of a political party

spin dryer US English

A machine for drying wet clothes by spinning them in a revolving perforated drum

spin a yarn US English

Tell a long, far-fetched story

spin-stabilized US English

(Of a satellite or spacecraft) stabilized in a desired orientation by being made to rotate about an axis

spin one's wheels US English

Waste one’s time or efforts

spin something off US English

(Of a parent company) turn a subsidiary into a new and separate company

spin something out US English

Make something last as long as possible

spin-the-bottle US English

A party game in which players take turns spinning a bottle lying flat, and then kiss the person to whom the bottle neck points on stopping

electron spin resonance US English

A spectroscopic method of locating electrons within the molecules of a paramagnetic substance

spin out in spin US English

(Of a driver or car) lose control, especially in a skid

topspin US English

A fast forward spinning motion imparted to a ball when throwing or hitting it, often resulting in a curved path or a strong forward motion on rebounding

spin a yarn in spin US English

Tell a long, far-fetched story

spin something off in spin US English

(Of a parent company) turn a subsidiary into a new and separate company

spin something out in spin US English

Make something last as long as possible

spin one's wheels in spin US English

Waste one’s time or efforts

spinmeister US English

Another term for spin doctor.

wheelspin US English

Rotation of a vehicle’s wheels without traction

spin out in spin US Thesaurus

the longer you can spin out the negotiations the better


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