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Definition of Spin

Spin

  1. To draw out, and twist into threads, either by the hand or machinery; as, to spin wool, cotton, or flax; to spin goat's hair; to produce by drawing out and twisting a fibrous material.
  2. To draw out tediously; to form by a slow process, or by degrees; to extend to a great length; -- with out; as, to spin out large volumes on a subject.
  3. To protract; to spend by delays; as, to spin out the day in idleness.
  4. To cause to turn round rapidly; to whirl; to twirl; as, to spin a top.
  5. To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, or the like) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; -- said of the spider, the silkworm, etc.
  6. To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe.
  7. To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fiber; as, the woman knows how to spin; a machine or jenny spins with great exactness.
  8. To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis.
  9. To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet; as, blood spinsfrom a vein.
  10. To move swifty; as, to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc.
  11. The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle.
  12. Velocity of rotation about some specified axis.

Spin Quotations

I have different hats; I'm a mother, I'm a woman, I'm a human being, I'm an artist and hopefully I'm an advocate. All of those plates are things I spin all the time.
Annie Lennox

Our modern world, though infinitely more complex than that of ancient Greece, is also far more superficial. Where the Greeks offered simple psychological training, we live in an age of style and spin in which perceptions of good and evil slither and shift with the political view of the moment.
David Gemmell

There's a way that you can throw negativity out there that seems rebellious. But I've always taken pleasure in a different kind of rebellion, which is putting a positive spin on everything, trying to enjoy myself at all times.
Zac Efron

Storytelling in general is a communal act. Throughout human history, people would gather around, whether by the fire or at a tavern, and tell stories. One person would chime in, then another, maybe someone would repeat a story they heard already but with a different spin. It's a collective process.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt

It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.
John Keats
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Spin Translations

spin in Dutch is spinnen
spin in German is durchdrehen, drehen
spin in Spanish is giro
spin in Swedish is snurra, spinna
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