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Pronunciation: /spɪn/

Translation of spin in Spanish:


  • 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 centrifugado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (on ball) [Sport/Deporte] efecto (masculine), chanfle (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina) to put spin on the ball lanzar* la pelota con efecto, darle* chanfle a la pelota (Latin America/América Latina)
    Example sentences
    • 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 (feminine), caída (feminine) 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 16
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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]
    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 ])
    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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (present participle/participio presente spinning past tense of/pasado de, spun or [archaic], 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 mesa 1.2 [washing] centrifugar* 1.3 [ball] darle* efecto a, darle* chanfle a (Latin America/América Latina)
  • 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* favorablemente

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (present participle/participio presente spinning past tense of/pasado de, spun or [archaic], 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

Phrasal verbs

spin along

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[vehicle] rodar

spin out

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

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