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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

In fact, as a spin bowler, you have to work on the batsman over after over.
Richie Benaud

President Obama has tried to spin the paltry new job creation numbers as 'a step in the right direction.' But, clearly, the small growth in jobs isn't even keeping up with population growth, much less returning the workforce to a healthy level.
Bob Beauprez

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

In ramp skating, there's this guy Alex Perelson who's really coming into his own and doing some amazing new stuff we haven't seen before. Just different types of spin.
Tony Hawk

You know the circus performer who spins the plates in the air you know, and he'll spin six or seven plates in the air? Acting sometimes is kind of that guy spinning all those plates in the air but in your head and in your body.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
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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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