Dictionary Results for spin


1. spin - noun

· a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)

Hypernym(s): rotation, revolution, gyration




2. spin - noun

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

Synonym(s): twirl, twist, twisting, whirl

Hypernym(s): rotation, rotary_motion




3. spin - noun

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

Hypernym(s): drive, ride




4. spin - noun

· rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral

Synonym(s): tailspin

Hypernym(s): acrobatics, aerobatics, stunting, stunt_flying




5. spin - noun

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

Hypernym(s): rendition, rendering, interpretation




6. spin - verb

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

Synonym(s): spin_around, whirl, reel, gyrate

Hypernym(s): revolve, go_around, rotate




7. spin - verb

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

Hypernym(s): stream, well_out




8. spin - verb

· cause to spin; "spin a coin"

Synonym(s): whirl, birl, twirl

Hypernym(s): rotate, circumvolve




9. spin - verb

· make up a story; "spin a yarn"

Hypernym(s): fabricate, manufacture, cook_up, make_up, invent




10. spin - verb

· form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"

Hypernym(s): create_from_raw_material, create_from_raw_stuff




11. spin - verb

· work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"

Hypernym(s): twist, twine, distort




12. spin - verb

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

Hypernym(s): present, represent, lay_out




13. spin - verb

· prolong or extend; "spin out a visit"

Synonym(s): spin_out

Hypernym(s): prolong, protract, extend, draw_out





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