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spin British & World English

Turn or whirl round quickly

spin English Thesaurus

the bike lay on the grass, wheels still spinning

flat spin British & World English

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

leg spin British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

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

spin-down British & World English

A decrease in the speed of rotation of a spinning object, in particular a celestial object or computer disc

spin-off British & World English

A by-product or incidental result of a larger project

spin room British & World English

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

rough spin British & World English

A period of hardship or misfortune

spin bowler British & World English

An expert at bowling with spin

spin doctor British & World English

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

spin dryer British & World English

A machine for extracting water from wet clothes by spinning them in a revolving perforated drum

spin a yarn British & World English

Tell a long, far-fetched story

spin-stabilized British & World English

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

spin one's wheels British & World English

Waste one’s time or efforts

spin something off British & World English

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

spin something out British & World English

Make something last as long as possible

spin-the-bottle British & World 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 British & World English

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

spin someone out in spin something out British & World English

Dismiss a batsman or side by spin bowling

spin out in spin British & World English

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

topspin British & World 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 British & World English

Tell a long, far-fetched story

spin something off in spin British & World English

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

spin something out in spin British & World English

Make something last as long as possible

spin someone out in spin British & World English

Dismiss a batsman or side by spin bowling

sidespin in side British & World English

Horizontal spinning motion given to a ball

spin one's wheels in spin British & World English

Waste one’s time or efforts

spinmeister British & World English

An accomplished or politically powerful spin doctor

wheelspin British & World English

Rotation of a vehicle’s wheels without traction

spin-stabilised in spin-stabilized British & World English

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

spin something out in spin English Thesaurus

the longer you can spin out the negotiations the better