Associations to the word «Spin»


SPIN, verb. (ergative) To rotate, revolve, gyrate (usually quickly); to partially or completely rotate to face another direction.
SPIN, verb. (transitive) To make yarn by twisting and winding fibers together.
SPIN, verb. To present, describe, or interpret, or to introduce a bias or slant so as to give something a favorable or advantageous appearance.
SPIN, verb. (cricket) (of a bowler) To make the ball move sideways when it bounces on the pitch.
SPIN, verb. (cricket) (of a ball) To move sideways when bouncing.
SPIN, verb. (cooking) To form into thin strips or ribbons, as with sugar
SPIN, verb. To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, etc.) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; said of the spider, the silkworm, etc.
SPIN, verb. To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe.
SPIN, verb. To move swiftly.
SPIN, verb. To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet.
SPIN, verb. To twist (hay) into ropes for convenient carriage on an expedition.
SPIN, verb. (computing) (programming) (intransitive) To wait in a loop until some condition becomes true.
SPIN, noun. Circular motion.
SPIN, noun. (physics) A quantum angular momentum associated with subatomic particles, which also creates a magnetic moment.
SPIN, noun. A favourable comment or interpretation intended to bias opinion on an otherwise unpleasant situation.
SPIN, noun. (sports) Rotation of the ball as it flies through the air; sideways movement of the ball as it bounces.
SPIN, noun. A condition of flight where a stalled aircraft is simultaneously pitching, yawing and rolling in a spinning motion.
SPIN, noun. A brief trip by vehicle.
SPIN, noun. A bundle of spun material; a mass of strands and filaments.
SPIN, adjective. (cricket) Describing a spin bowler, or his style of bowling.
SPIN A YARN, verb. (idiomatic) To tell or create a story, especially one which is lengthy or far-fetched.
SPIN BOWLER, noun. (cricket) A bowler who bowls the ball relatively slowly, with spin on it, such that the ball moves in an irregular manner after it bounces.
SPIN BOWLERS, noun. Plural of spin bowler
SPIN DOCTOR, noun. (business) (politics) A person employed to gloss over a poor public image (or present it in a better light) in business and politics, especially after unfavourable results have been achieved. A lobbyist; PR person.
SPIN DOCTOR, verb. To generate spin (favourable interpretation or bias).
SPIN DOCTORED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of spin doctor
SPIN DOCTORING, verb. Present participle of spin doctor
SPIN DOCTORS, noun. Plural of spin doctor
SPIN DOCTORS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of spin doctor
SPIN DRYER, noun. A machine in which wet clothes are spun in a cylinder full of holes to remove water from them, taking advantage of centrifugal force.
SPIN DRYERS, noun. Plural of spin dryer
SPIN FOAM, noun. (physics) A topological structure made out of two-dimensional faces that represents one of the configurations that must be summed to obtain a Feynman's path integral description of quantum gravity.
SPIN GLASS, noun. (physics) Any material in which the atomic spins are oriented at disordered but fixed directions
SPIN ICE, noun. (physics) Any crystalline material in which the behavior of the magnetic moments is analogous to the behavior of the protons in water ice.
SPIN ICES, noun. Plural of spin ice
SPIN LABEL, noun. (physics) (chemistry) An organic compound, containing an unpaired electron spin, that can be bonded to a molecule under investigation so as to be analysed using electron spin resonance spectroscopy
SPIN OFF, verb. (transitive) To create as a by-product or a secondary derived work.
SPIN ONE'S WHEELS, verb. (idiomatic) To make no progress despite making an effort; to get nowhere.
SPIN OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to prolong, make longer (in time)
SPIN POLARIZATION, noun. (physics) the intrinsic alignment of the angular momentum of a system
SPIN QUANTUM NUMBER, noun. (physics) A quantum number that specifies the spin of a particle; for an electron, it may only take the values ±1/2
SPIN ROOM, noun. An area where debate participants their representatives, and/or other interested parties attempt to "spin" or influence the perception of a debate, usually among assembled reporters.
SPIN ROOMS, noun. Plural of spin room
SPIN ROUND, verb. (ambitransitive) to rotate; to revolve
SPIN THE BOTTLE, noun. (games) A party game in which the players sit in a circle and spin a bottle in the middle, having to kiss (or perform some other dare with) the person at whom the bottle points when it stops.
SPIN UP, verb. (intransitive) (of a disk drive) To reach a sufficient spinning speed for reads and writes to take place.
SPIN WAVE, noun. (physics) a wave, propagated through a crystal lattice as a result of changes in the spin angular momentum of electrons in the lattice

Dictionary definition

SPIN, noun. A swift whirling motion (usually of a missile).
SPIN, noun. The act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting".
SPIN, noun. A short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin".
SPIN, noun. Rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral.
SPIN, noun. A distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story".
SPIN, verb. Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy".
SPIN, verb. Stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods".
SPIN, verb. Cause to spin; "spin a coin".
SPIN, verb. Make up a story; "spin a yarn".
SPIN, verb. Form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web".
SPIN, verb. Work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk".
SPIN, verb. Twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing".
SPIN, verb. Prolong or extend; "spin out a visit".

Wise words

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