Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spin

5 senses of spin

Sense 1
spin -- (a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile))
       => rotation, revolution, gyration -- (a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year")

Sense 2
spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl -- (the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting")
       => rotation, rotary motion -- (the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music")

Sense 3
spin -- (a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin")
       => drive, ride -- (a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car")

Sense 4
tailspin, spin -- (rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral)
       => acrobatics, aerobatics, stunting, stunt flying -- (the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft)

Sense 5
spin -- (a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story")
       => rendition, rendering, interpretation -- (the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance; "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spin

8 senses of spin

Sense 1
spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate -- (revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy")
       => revolve, go around, rotate -- (turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire")

Sense 2
spin -- (stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods")
       => stream, well out -- (flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face")

Sense 3
whirl, birl, spin, twirl -- (cause to spin; "spin a coin")
       => rotate, circumvolve -- (cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle")

Sense 4
spin -- (make up a story; "spin a yarn")
       => fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent -- (make up something artificial or untrue)

Sense 5
spin -- (form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 6
spin -- (work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk")
       => twist, twine, distort -- (form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted")

Sense 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")
       => present, represent, lay out -- (bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason")

Sense 8
spin, spin out -- (prolong or extend; "spin out a visit")
       => prolong, protract, extend, draw out -- (lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight")

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