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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

Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.
Thomas Carlyle

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

I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words - and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions.
Sidney Poitier

Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

A little acting debut in Spin City, with Michael J. Fox, which opened up a whole new door for me.
Heidi Klum
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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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