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  Words related to spin

Related / Similar Words: tailspin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl, spin out, spin around, reel, gyrate, birl

 

Definition:
  • a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story";
  • rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral;
  • a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin";
  • the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting";
  • a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile);
  • prolong or extend; "spin out a visit";
  • twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President''s spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrasing";
  • work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk";
  • form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web";
  • make up a story; "spin a yarn";
  • revolve quickly and repeatedly around one''s own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy";
  • cause to spin; "spin a coin";
  • stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods";

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    Hyponyms: pirouette, birling, logrolling, backspin, English, side, topspin, sugarcoat, whirligig, centrifuge, centrifugate

     

    Entailments: extrude, squeeze out

     

    Derivational Morphology: spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate, birl, twirl, wrench, twist, swirl, twiddle, spinner, spinster, thread maker, spinning, rotation, revolution, gyration, whirling, vortex, convolution, twisting, whirling dervish, whirler, baton twirler, twirler

     

    Anagrams: snip

     

     
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