English version

spin out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspin out phrasal verb1 LONG TIME spin something ↔ out British English to make something continue for longer than is necessary syn drag out I’m paid by the hour, so I spin the work out as long as I can.2 spin something ↔ outSPEND MONEY British English to use money, food etc as carefully and slowly as possible, because you do not have very much of itspin something ↔ out over I’ve only got £10 left, so we’ll have to spin it out over the whole week.3 American English if a car spins out, the driver loses control of it and the car spins around spin→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
spin outWell, the lawyers always spin it out don't they -- that's how they make their money!We were paid by the hour, so I spun out the work for as long as I could.
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Verb table
spin
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyspin
he, she, itspins
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyspanspun
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave spun
he, she, ithas spun
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad spun
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill spin
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have spun
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam spinning
he, she, itis spinning
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you, we, theyare spinning
Past
I, he, she, itwas spinning
you, we, theywere spinning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been spinning
he, she, ithas been spinning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been spinning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be spinning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been spinning
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