Meaning of SPIN in English

n. 25B6; verb

the bike wheels are spinning : REVOLVE, rotate, turn, go round, whirl, gyrate, circle.

she spun round to face him : WHIRL, wheel, twirl, turn, swing, twist, swivel, pirouette, pivot.

her head was spinning : REEL, whirl, go round, swim.

she spun me a yarn : TELL, recount, relate, narrate; weave, concoct, invent, fabricate, make up.


25B6; noun

a spin of the wheel : ROTATION, revolution, turn, whirl, twirl, gyration.

a positive spin on the campaign : SLANT, angle, twist, bias.

a spin in the car : TRIP, jaunt, outing, excursion, journey; drive, ride, run, turn, airing; informal tootle; Scottish informal hurl.

25A0; in a flat spin (Brit. informal) . See agitated .

25A0; spin something out PROLONG, protract, draw out, drag out, string out, extend, carry on, continue; fill out, pad out; archaic wire-draw.

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