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Definition of Spin

  • To draw out, and twist into threads, either by the hand or machinery; as, to spin wool, cotton, or flax; to spin goat's hair; to produce by drawing out and twisting a fibrous material.
  • To draw out tediously; to form by a slow process, or by degrees; to extend to a great length; -- with out; as, to spin out large volumes on a subject.
  • To protract; to spend by delays; as, to spin out the day in idleness.
  • To cause to turn round rapidly; to whirl; to twirl; as, to spin a top.
  • To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, or the like) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; -- said of the spider, the silkworm, etc.
  • To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe.
  • To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fiber; as, the woman knows how to spin; a machine or jenny spins with great exactness.
  • To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis.
  • To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet; as, blood spinsfrom a vein.
  • To move swifty; as, to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc.
  • The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle.
  • Velocity of rotation about some specified axis.
  • an interpretation of an event which is favorable to the interpreter or to the person s/he supports. A person whose task is to provide such interpretations for public relations purposes is called a spin doctor.
  • a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)
  • rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
  • a short drive in a car
  • the act of rotating rapidly
  • a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • prolong or extend
  • twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
  • work natural fibers into a thread
  • form a web by making a thread
  • make up a story
  • revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
  • cause to spin
  • stream in jets, of liquids

How to use spin in a sentence. Spin pronunciation.

The Romans, by reason that this poor syllable death sounded so harshly to their ears and seemed so ominous, found out a way to soften and spin it out by a periphrasis, and instead of pronouncing such a one is dead, said, "Such a one has lived," or "Such a one has ceased to live" -[Plutarch, Life of Cicero, c.
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I would always have a man to be doing, and, as much as in him lies, to extend and spin out the offices of life; and then let death take me planting my cabbages, indifferent to him, and still less of my gardens not being finished.
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She had said that to him, and in saying it had given him a glimpse of possibilities, even of confidences, as if he might be the one to share her loneliness, the mere hint of which made his heart beat faster and his brain spin.
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That old critter'll be cruisin' over here six nights out of five from now on to tell Al just how to spin those yarns of his.
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To great results of thought and morals the steps are not many, and it is not the masters who spin the ostentatious continuity.
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He gambled a little, for he found that there was considerable diversion in risking interesting sums on the spin of a wheel or the fortuitous roll of a ball; and he took more and more to drinking, not in the sense that a drunkard takes to it, but as a high liver, socially, and with all his friends.
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To the daughters of Eve, who toil and spin, Barren of worth!
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Parted a hundred paces, the man of terror, Hewn massy and with shock of builded limbs, And David moulded like a sea boy risen From caves of music where the water spins Wet sand into the shapes of flowing flowers; David with limbs all bright with the sun's tones, And ruddy locks curling with youth and light, His body all alert on steady loins, Clean spun of flesh that knew the winter snows, And mellow pools of summer, and the dews Dropping among the crocuses of dawn.
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So I kissed her as I would, her hair, her eyes, her parted lips, her cool, soft throat, until sun and trees and green grass seemed to spin and whirl dizzily about me, until my lips were wet with her salt tears.
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Singing inside her hut the maid Spins, whilst the friend of wintry night, The pine-torch, by her crackles bright.
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I suppose you are cleverer than I am, and if you are, so much the better, for it's horrible to be shut up like this, and I feel as if I'd rather wait for a good wind, clap on all sail, and make a dash for it, going right ahead for the gunboat as if you meant to run her down, and when we got very close, give the wheel a spin and shoot by her.
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Something seemed to break loose in his head and spin wildly round and round, while houses and people and trees danced and wobbled all about him.
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A sporty-looking Englishman met her at the gate with one of those big imported touring-cars, and they took a spin.
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For the first day or two she kept herself closely confined, except that at the end of the second day she took a short spin through the park in a taxicab-closed, even in this hot weather.
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They toil not, they spin not; and yet, I say to you, Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these.
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The child approach'd, and with her fingers light, Stroked my old eyes, almost deprived of sight.- But why thus spin my tale, thus tedious be?
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Every thread of silk in the rich vestments seems only a provision from the worms that spin, for the behoof of worms that propagate in sepulchres.
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Now_ she looks like my Nancy," said old Sylvester in a glow, "as when she used to spin and sing, in the old upper chamber.
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In one of these four isles, to wit, that which hath its primest aspect towards the sun setting, it is reported, and I have read in good antique and authentic authors, that there reside many soothsayers, fortune-tellers, vaticinators, prophets, and diviners of things to come; that Saturn inhabiteth that place, bound with fair chains of gold and within the concavity of a golden rock, being nourished with divine ambrosia and nectar, which are daily in great store and abundance transmitted to him from the heavens, by I do not well know what kind of fowls,-it may be that they are the same ravens which in the deserts are said to have fed St. Paul, the first hermit,-he very clearly foretelleth unto everyone who is desirous to be certified of the condition of his lot what his destiny will be, and what future chance the Fates have ordained for him; for the Parcae, or Weird Sisters, do not twist, spin, or draw out a thread, nor yet doth Jupiter perpend, project, or deliberate anything which the good old celestial father knoweth not to the full, even whilst he is asleep.
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O destinies, why did you not spin me for a cabbage-planter?
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Examples of Spin

Example #1
And because the making a man's will is in reference to dying, not a man will be persuaded to take a pen in hand to that purpose, till the physician has passed sentence upon and totally given him over, and then betwixt and terror, God knows in how fit a condition of understanding he is to do it.
Example #2
They affright people with the very mention of death, and many cross themselves, as it were the name of the devil.
Example #3
We are to discharge ourselves from these vulgar and hurtful humours.
Example #4
A man must design nothing that will require so much time to the finishing, or, at least, with no such passionate desire to see it brought to perfection.
Example #5
He checked himself as brutally as he could.
Example #6
He saw her redden, and in the irony of her reply he heard her resentment.