Synonyms of spin


1. spin, rotation, revolution, gyration

usage: a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)

2. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl, rotation, rotary motion

usage: the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"

3. spin, drive, ride

usage: a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"

4. tailspin, spin, acrobatics, aerobatics, stunting, stunt flying

usage: rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral

5. spin, rendition, rendering, interpretation

usage: a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"


1. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate, revolve, go around, rotate

usage: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

2. spin, stream, well out

usage: stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods"

3. whirl, birl, spin, twirl, rotate, circumvolve

usage: cause to spin; "spin a coin"

4. spin, fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent

usage: make up a story; "spin a yarn"

5. spin, create from raw material, create from raw stuff

usage: form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"

6. spin, twist, twine, distort

usage: work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"

7. spin, present, represent, lay out

usage: twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"

8. spin, spin out, prolong, protract, extend, draw out

usage: prolong or extend; "spin out a visit"

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Definition and meaning of spin (Dictionary)