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Synonyms for spin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spin(noun)

    a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)

    whirl, twist, twisting, tailspin, twirl

  2. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl(noun)

    the act of rotating rapidly

    "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"

    bend, whirl, swirl, wind, twist, straining, convolution, tailspin, kink, braid, offer, wrench, crook, turn of events, tress, pull, winding, plait, vortex, go, crack, pass, construction, device, commotion, twirl, fling, torture, distortion, gimmick, turn, twisting, overrefinement, eddy

  3. spin(noun)

    a short drive in a car

    "he took the new car for a spin"

    whirl, twist, twisting, tailspin, twirl

  4. tailspin, spin(noun)

    rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral

    whirl, tailspin, twist, twisting, twirl

  5. spin(verb)

    a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)

    "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"

    whirl, twist, twisting, tailspin, twirl

  6. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate(verb)

    revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

    "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

    stagger, coil, whirl around, spin around, keel, lurch, gyrate, swag, swirl, spiral, spin out, careen, eddy, whirl, twirl, whirlpool, twiddle, purl, birl, tumble, reel

  7. spin(verb)

    stream in jets, of liquids

    "The creek spun its course through the woods"

    whirl, spin out, reel, twirl, birl, gyrate, spin around

  8. whirl, birl, spin, twirl(verb)

    cause to spin

    "spin a coin"

    swirl, tumble, gyrate, birl, whirl, eddy, reel, purl, birle, spin out, twirl, whirlpool, whirl around, twiddle, spin around

  9. spin(verb)

    make up a story

    "spin a yarn"

    whirl, spin out, reel, twirl, birl, gyrate, spin around

  10. spin(verb)

    form a web by making a thread

    "spiders spin a fine web"

    whirl, spin out, reel, twirl, birl, gyrate, spin around

  11. spin(verb)

    work natural fibers into a thread

    "spin silk"

    whirl, spin out, reel, twirl, birl, gyrate, spin around

  12. spin(verb)

    twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation

    "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"

    whirl, spin out, reel, twirl, birl, gyrate, spin around

  13. spin, spin out(verb)

    prolong or extend

    "spin out a visit"

    reel, birl, whirl, twirl, spin out, gyrate, spin around

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spin(v. a.)

    twist (into thread)

  2. spin(v. a.)

    twirl, whirl

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spin(v)

    whirl, twirl, revolve, gyrate, protract, prolong, extend

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How to use spin in a sentence?

  1. Steve Vladeck:

    If it's purely a question of who's louder, the campaign -- with a casual relationship with the truth -- can take advantage of the mechanics of judicial proceedings to spin a narrative of how the proceedings are going, but only for so long.

  2. Hugh Grant:

    I did notice that one of the cards from the original film that Boris Johnsons didnt hold up was the one where Andrew Lincoln held up a card saying because at Christmas you tell the truth, and I just wonder if the spin-doctors in the Tory party thought that was a card that wouldnt look too great in Boris Johnsons hands.

  3. Anton Crosby:

    It could have been a doll, but I'm going to spin around.

  4. Axiom Capital analyst Victor Anthony:

    Anything can happen, but I'm going with the bet that this won't impact spin-off of Alibaba shares for Yahoo Japan.

  5. Star Jones:

    All of the characters are fictional, but inspired by my experiences through the years, all characters have a little bit of me in them. Of course our brilliant ‘Daytime Divas’ writers have added their creative spin to it ….

Translations for spin

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  • غزلArabic
  • прасціBelarusian
  • предаBulgarian
  • efecte, espínCatalan, Valencian
  • přístCzech
  • Spin, schönreden, spinnen, Trudeln, passende Auslegung, beschönigen, Beschönigung, Schönfärberei, positiv darstellen, Zurechtlegung, rotieren, Spritztour, DrallGerman
  • ιδιοστροφορμήGreek
  • hilar, sesgo positivo, giro, pintar bonito, vuelta, rotar, dorar la píldora, girar, barrena, espín, endulzarSpanish
  • رشتن, اسپینPersian
  • pyöriä, kierre, liike, pyörintä, kiertyä, lyödä, kaunistella, syöksykierre, spin, kehrätä, pyöriväFinnish
  • vrille, filer, effet, tournoyer, brossage, spinFrench
  • sníomhIrish
  • snìomhScottish Gaelic
  • स्पिनHindi
  • pörgés, forog, forgásHungarian
  • filare, piroettare, far girare, ruotare, girareItalian
  • スピン, 回転, 紡ぐ, きりもみJapanese
  • nentLatin
  • vērptLatvian
  • предеMacedonian
  • spinnen, doen draaien, draaienDutch
  • spinne, spinnNorwegian
  • spin, obracać się, wirować, prząść, obrótPolish
  • fiar, girarPortuguese
  • învârti, toarceRomanian
  • вращение, прясть, вертеться, [[искажать]] [[смысл]], сучить, вращаться, спин, спрясть, крутитьсяRussian
  • прȅсти, prȅstiSerbo-Croatian
  • prísťSlovak
  • prestiSlovene
  • spinn, snurra runt, spinna, snurra, skruvSwedish
  • สปิน, หมุนThai
  • eğirmek, dönmek, yaldızlamak, dolanmakTurkish
  • прястиUkrainian

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