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spin



I - noun
1. a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
Hypernyms:
rotation, revolution, gyration
Hyponyms:
backspin, English, side, topspin
2. the act of rotating rapidly
- he gave the crank a spin
- it broke off after much twisting
Syn:
twirl, twist, twisting, whirl
Derivationally related forms:
whirl (for: whirl), twist (for: twist), twirl (for: twirl)
Hypernyms:
rotation, rotary motion
Hyponyms:
pirouette, birling, logrolling
3. a short drive in a car
- he took the new car for a spin
Hypernyms:
drive, ride
4. rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
Syn:
tailspin
Hypernyms:
acrobatics, aerobatics, stunting, stunt flying
5. a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)
- the campaign put a favorable spin on the story
Hypernyms:
rendition, rendering, interpretation

II - verb
1. revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis (Freq. 11)
- The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy
Syn:
spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate
Derivationally related forms:
gyration (for: gyrate), whirl (for: whirl), whirler (for: whirl), spinner
Hypernyms:
revolve, go around, rotate
Hyponyms:
whirligig
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s PP
- The coins spin
- These balls spin easily
2. stream in jets, of liquids (Freq. 5)
- The creek spun its course through the woods
Hypernyms:
stream, well out
Hyponyms:
centrifuge, centrifugate
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Something is ----ing PP
3. cause to spin
- spin a coin
Syn:
whirl, birl, twirl
Derivationally related forms:
twirl (for: twirl), twirler (for: twirl), spinner, whirl (for: whirl)
Hypernyms:
rotate, circumvolve
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- They spin the coin
4. make up a story
- spin a yarn
Hypernyms:
fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
5. form a web by making a thread
- spiders spin a fine web
Hypernyms:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
Entailment:
extrude, squeeze out
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
6. work natural fibers into a thread
- spin silk
Derivationally related forms:
spinner, spinning
Hypernyms:
twist, twine, distort
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
7. twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
- The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing
Hypernyms:
present, represent, lay out
Hyponyms:
sugarcoat
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
8. prolong or extend
- spin out a visit
Syn:
spin out
Hypernyms:
prolong, protract, extend, draw out
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s

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