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Synonyms of spin in English:


  • 1 the bike lay on the grass, wheels still spinning
  • 2 Lisa spun round to face him
    whirl, wheel, twirl, turn, swing, twist, swivel, pirouette, pivot, swirl;
    Scottish  birl
  • 3 her head was spinning
    reel, go round, whirl, be in a whirl, swim, be giddy, be dizzy
  • 4 she spun me a yarn about her husband running off to Poland
    tell, recount, relate, narrate, unfold, weave;
    concoct, invent, fabricate, make up
  • Phrases

    spin something out
    the longer you can spin out the negotiations the better
    [Antonyms] cut short, curtail
    prolong, protract, draw out, stretch out, drag out, string out, extend, extend the duration of, carry on, keep going, keep alive, continue;
    expand, enlarge, fill out, pad out, amplify, lengthen
    archaic wire-draw


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  • 1 a spin of the wheel
    rotation, revolution, turn, whirl, twirl, gyration;
    Scottish  birl
  • 2 the agency fought hard to put a positive spin on the campaign's progress
    slant, angle, twist, bias
  • 3 he took Lily for a spin in the car
    trip, jaunt, outing, excursion, short journey, expedition, sally;
    informal tootle, joyride
    Scottish informal hurl
  • Phrases

    in a flat spin
    British informal
    [Antonyms] calm, relaxed
    agitated, flustered, in a panic, worked up, beside oneself, overwrought, frantic
    informal in a flap, in a fluster, in a state, in a dither, all of a dither, in a tizz/tizzy, in a tiz-woz
    British informal having kittens
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