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Synonyms for spin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spinnoun

    a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)

    whirl, twist, twisting, tailspin, twirl

  2. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirlnoun

    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. spinnoun

    a short drive in a car

    "he took the new car for a spin"

    whirl, twist, twisting, tailspin, twirl

  4. tailspin, spinnoun

    rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral

    whirl, tailspin, twist, twisting, twirl

  5. spinverb

    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, gyrateverb

    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. spinverb

    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, twirlverb

    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. spinverb

    make up a story

    "spin a yarn"

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

  10. spinverb

    form a web by making a thread

    "spiders spin a fine web"

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

  11. spinverb

    work natural fibers into a thread

    "spin silk"

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

  12. spinverb

    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 outverb

    prolong or extend

    "spin out a visit"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spinverb

    twist (into thread)

  2. spinverb

    twirl, whirl

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spinverb

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

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How to use spin in a sentence?

  1. State John Kerry:

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

  2. Marion Hammer:

    There are laws in place that if they had been followed, that shooter could have been stopped so many times it makes your head spin. So passing more laws dealing with guns as a solution to a problem that exists within the enforcement of laws is just kind of silly.

  3. Baxalta CEO Ludwig Hantson:

    We expect that our stock will move up in price and valuation over the next couple of quarters, just as with nearly every other spin, the implied value of Shire’s proposal is no different from what we think we can achieve on our own in the next six to 12 months, and our investors and analysts agree. In this environment, given our prospects and our outlook, Shire’s offer is not compelling.

  4. Mette Ljosland:

    Were it not Folly, Spider-like to spin The Thread of present Life away to win - What? for ourselves, who know not if we shall Breathe out the very Breath we now breathe in.

  5. The German:

    I was caught out a bit by surprise as I didn't expect to spin. I knew going in that I would have to catch the rear, but it didn't quite work, which was a bit unfortunate.

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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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