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Overview of noun spin

The noun spin has 5 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. spin

(a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile))

2. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl

(the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting")

3. spin

(a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin")

4. tailspin, spin

(rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral)

5. spin

(a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story")


Overview of verb spin

The verb spin has 8 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (11) spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate

(revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy")

2. (5) spin

(stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods")

3. whirl, birl, spin, twirl

(cause to spin; "spin a coin")

4. spin

(make up a story; "spin a yarn")

5. spin

(form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web")

6. spin

(work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk")

7. spin

(twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing")

8. spin, spin out

(prolong or extend; "spin out a visit")

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