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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    boldak, rotate, buldak, sapin, spin-lattice, turn, paramagnetic, revolve

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How to use spin in a sentence?

  1. Brooks Koepka:

    Spin it that way, how lucky it was to stay in, (But) I should have made birdie there.

  2. Bryant Walker Smith:

    Summaries and spin will be much less credible than analysis supported by raw data that others can evaluate.

  3. Ajay Patel:

    The professionalism of the operation surprised me. It felt like a round-the-clock operation putting out new content with fake thumbnails and headlines every few hours, when accounts were deleted or banned, they were able to spin up new accounts within hours. The tactics they used to game the YouTube algorithm were executed perfectly. They knew what they were doing.

  4. State John Kerry:

    We are very concerned about the violence and the potential for the situation to spin out of control.

  5. Jeremy Kudon:

    They're not like games of chance, where no matter how skillful the player is, winning or losing almost always comes down to luck — whether it's the spin of a wheel, the roll of the dice, or the turn of the cards.

Translations for spin

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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