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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspinspin1 /spɪn/ ●●● S3 verb (past tense and past participle spun /spʌn/, present participle spinning)  1 turn around [intransitive, transitive]TURN to turn around and around very quickly, or to make something do this The plane’s propellers were spinning.spin (something/somebody) around She grabbed Norm’s arm and spun him around to face her.2 somebody’s head is spinning3 situation/information [transitive] to describe a situation or information in a way that is intended to influence the way people think about it – used especially about what politicians or business people do Supporters attempted to spin the bill’s defeat to their advantage.4 spin a tale/story/yarn5 wool/cotton [intransitive, transitive]TIM to make cotton, wool etc into thread by twisting it6 drive [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] writtenFAST/QUICK to drive or travel quickly syn speedspin past/along etc Barbara spun past in her new sports car.7 spin your wheels8 wet clothes [transitive] British EnglishDHC to get water out of clothes using a machine after you have washed them9 insect [transitive]HBI if a spider or insect spins a web or cocoon, it produces thread to make it spin off spin out→ See Verb table
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spinNovember 21 A whirlpool of mutual hatred With accelerating fury the Middle East's cycle of violence spins.They simply spin a silken sling to attach themselves to a twig.On the sidewalk, children took turns spinning a top.I sat back and watched the ceiling fan spin above me.The boy was spinning around in his father's desk chair.The ice skater began to spin faster and faster.The village has a reputation for spinning fine wool yarn.Witnesses recalled a clap of wood and the sight of Bailey plunging toward the ground, then his dangling body spinning hard.The wheels where spinning in the mud, but the car wouldn't move.We spin on an axis, or tilt, of about 23. 5 degrees from the sun.They spun round undisturbed in front of the nuclear power stations for several hours.He spun the dial on the padlock right, then left, then right again.Spin the wheel of the bicycle to make sure that it is fastened correctly.spin (something/somebody) aroundHe grabbed the wall for balance, and it spun him around.We watched you bumble after pigeons, squeal as sun and air and Humber spun you around.You two being newlyweds, she just spun him around and aimed him at me.Delaney spun her around - and gagged.By this time, Agent Price had also spun his car around and was headed southeast toward Oglala.All the heavy materials came from junk spinning somewhere around in the solar system.She spun me around, lifted Janir out of the carrier and immediately opened her shirt.It is like the mind spinning a cocoon around the I and Thou.spin past/along etcThe world could not spin past these dry, hot days.