n 1: a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
2: the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it
broke off after much twisting" [syn: twirl
3: rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral spin [syn: tailspin
v 1: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The
dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
[syn: spin around
2: stream in jets, of liquids: "The creek spun its course
through the woods"
3: cause to spin; "spin a coin" [syn: whirl
4: make up a story, as in "spin a yarn"
5: form a web by making a thread, as of spiders
6: work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"
7: narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened";
"The father told a story to his child" [syn: tell
8: prolong or extend; "spin out a visit" [syn: spin out