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definition of the word spin

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Old English spinnan

Infinitive
to spin

Third person singular
spins

Simple past
spun or span

Past participle
spun

Present participle
spinning

to spin (third-person singular simple present spins, present participle spinning, simple past spun or span, past participle spun)

  1. To make yarn by twisting and winding fibers together.
  2. To turn around quickly.
  3. To present, describe, or interpret, or to introduce a bias or slant so as to give something a favorable or advantageous appearance.
    2006. In every administration there will be spokesmen and public affairs officers who try to spin the news to make the president look good. But this administration is trying to spin scientific data and muzzle scientists toward that end. — The Washington Post Editorial, The Politics of Science, Thursday, February 9, 2006; Page A22 [1].
  4. (cricket, of a bowler) To make the ball move sideways when it bounces on the pitch.
  5. (cricket, of a ball) To move sideways when bouncing.


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