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; Scottishbirl
  • 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
    prolongprotractdraw outstretch outdrag outstring outextendextend the duration ofcarry onkeep goingkeep alivecontinueexpandenlargefill outpad outamplifylengthen archaicwire-draw


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  • 1 a spin of the wheel
    rotation, revolution, turn, whirl, twirl, gyration; pirouette, swirl; Scottishbirl
  • 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; drive, ride, run, turn, airing
    informal tootle, joyride
    Scottish informal hurl
  • Phrases

    in a flat spin

    British informal
    [Antonyms] calm relaxed
    agitatedflusteredin a panicworked upbeside oneselfoverwroughtfrantic informalin a flapin a flusterin a statein a ditherall of a ditherin a tizz/tizzyin a tiz-wozBritish informalhaving kittens

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