- 1 1.1 (act) to give sth a spin hacer* girar algo I'll give his new hit a spin later [colloquial/familiar] dentro de un rato les voy a pasar or poner or (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] pinchar su último hit 1.2 countable/numerable (in washing machine) give the sheets a spin centrifuga las sábanas this load's on its final spin esta carga está en el último ciclo de centrifugado (before noun/delante del nombre) [speed/program] de centrifugadoMore example sentences1.3 uncountable/no numerable (on ball) [Sport/Deporte] efecto (m), chanfle (m) (Latin America/América Latina) to put spin on the ball lanzar* la pelota con efecto, darle* chanfle a la pelota (Latin America/América Latina)
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- To topple their rivals, Zhao dreams of launching Shen into mid-air with the spin to whirl an additional 360 degrees and still touch down in stride.
- As a fired bullet travels through the barrel, the grooves guide the bullet and give it a rapid spin.
- Starting with the German Wheel act, Canadian Shayne Courtright deftly balanced himself in his spins, turns, twists of a wheel without losing ground.
- For me the star attraction of the team was the mystery spinner from Australia, Jack Iverson, who took to cricket after practising spin with a table tennis ball.
- Even a slightly damp clubface hinders your ability to impart spin on the ball, reducing your ability to draw and fade the shot on command.
- The clubface will be closing when it contacts the ball, imparting right-to-left spin.
- 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (of aircraft) barrena (f), caída (f) en espiral to go into a spin entrar en barrena to be in a (flat) spin estar* muy confuso or confundido, estar* sin saber qué hacer or qué pensar 2.2 [Cars/Automovilismo] trompo (masculine) he went into a spin on lap 16 sufrió un trompo en la vuelta 16More example sentences
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- The trip offers a local spin, like libations at a logger bar and a shuttle back to Schweitzer in county school buses.
- Look out for the MF03 Mini sponsored by Williams, taking a spin through the town with our models.
- He makes trouble for Mathieu, even ‘borrowing’ his Volvo for a spin through town.
- The Texan then entered a spin, descended rapidly and collided with the ground.
- Controls were also reported to be heavy when flying at high speeds, or at the beginning of a spin or snap roll.
- An airplane in a spin does not gain airspeed and its rate of descent is relatively slow.
- 3 countable/numerable (ride) [colloquial/familiar] to go for a spin ir* a dar un paseo or una vuelta en coche ( or en moto etc), ir* a dar un garbeo (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- If we say that voting 51 percent makes something right, then I think we in this country are in for a rather rough old spin.
- I want to say right upfront that I think I have had an incredibly rough spin from the Chair today.
- Had a letter from Georgie today & she's had a rotten spin for two months - no doubt you've heard all about it by now.
- 4 uncountable/no numerable (bias) interpretación (feminine) favorable (no imparcial)More example sentences
- The Conference of Mayors made a somewhat bizarre attempt to put a positive spin on the survey's findings.
- Despite efforts to put a positive spin on the outcome, the only concrete decision was that negotiations would continue.
- Some boards like to put a positive spin on it as they did when I was on the board of trustees for a very large girls school.
vt (present participle/participio presente spinning past tense of/pasado de, spun or [archaic/arcaico], span past participle of/participio pasado de, spun)
- 1 1.1 (turn) [wheel] hacer* girar; [top] hacer* girar or bailar he spun the coin on the table hizo girar la moneda (sobre su canto) sobre la mesaMore example sentences1.2 [washing] centrifugar* 1.3 [ball] darle* efecto a, darle* chanfle a (Latin America/América Latina)
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- Pandora spun round quickly and came eye to eye with Alexei who was smiling down at her.
- He spun round quickly so that he was almost facing her, and spoke in an urgent tone.
- Tanya spun round, her chair falling with a clatter.
- The ball spun viciously, and forced a great touch from the keeper.
- In the old days, they used to tell you to turn a little sideways and move into the pitch because the ball was spinning and would move away from the plate once it hit the dirt.
- As they pushed Stewartry, gaining a succession of penalties, the ball spun wide to be knocked on, ironically, by Smith with the line in sight.
- 2 2.1 [wool/cotton] hilar 2.2 [web] tejerMore example sentences
- In another building, not far from where the sewing is taking place, cotton is spun into yarn and turned into a material.
- Raw flax and wool was spun into yarn, this was then dyed or bleached, woven into cloth and then cut and sewn into the garments their families needed.
- In these interior images, figures read aloud, spin wool, and converse with one another.
- 3 3.1 [tale/story] contar* he spins a good tale sabe contar cuentos 3.2 (interpret with bias) [news/event] darle* una sesgo positivo a, sesgar* favorablementeMore example sentences
- The alternative Houston weekly that broke the story spun the tale as one of Olafson using his blog to rat on local politicians.
- Public relations firms spun stories to show why big oil companies were not at all to blame.
- I expect the British media to spin the story, to tell us selective or partial truths… that's an inevitable consequence of being human, really.
vi (present participle/participio presente spinning past tense of/pasado de, spun or [archaic/arcaico], span past participle of/participio pasado de, spun)
- 1 1.1 (rotate) [wheel] girar; [top] girar, bailar the rear wheels spun in the mud las ruedas de atrás giraban en falso en el barro she spun on her heel giró sobre sus talones my head is spinning la cabeza me da vueltas 1.2 [washing machine] centrifugar* 1.3 (move rapidly) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) dar* vueltas it spun through the air dio vueltas por el aire the glass spun across the table el vaso fue rodando por la mesa the blow sent her spinning across the room el golpe la mandó dando tumbos al otro lado de la habitación the car spun out of control el coche sufrió un trompo, el coche empezó a dar vueltas sin control 1.4 [Aviation/Aviación] caer* en barrena
spin alongverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
- [vehicle] rodar
- verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [money/salary] estirar; [meeting/vacation/story] alargar*, prolongar* 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [car/driver] (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], dar* un patinazo