an act of turning around quickly:
the Earth's spin
The Russian skater finished her routine with a series of spins.
a short trip in a car for pleasure [= drive]:
Let's go for a spin in the country.
Do you want to take my car for a spin?
if you put spin on a ball in a game such as tennis or cricket, you deliberately make the ball turn very quickly so that it is difficult for your opponent to hit
the way someone, especially a politician or business person, talks about information or a situation, especially in order to influence the way people think about it: ➔ spin doctor
They tried to put a positive spin on the sales figures.
if an aircraft goes into a spin, it falls suddenly, turning around and around
if you are in a spin, you are very confused and anxious:
The sudden fall on the stock-market sent brokers into a spin.
to turn clothes around very fast in a machine to remove water from them