- turn or cause to turn or whirl round quickly；(of a person's head) give a sensation of dizziness
- a rapid turning or whirling motion；revolving motion imparted to a ball in a game, especially cricket, tennis, or snooker
verb: spin, 3rd person present: spins, gerund or present participle: spinning, past tense: spun, past participle: spun
noun: spin, plural noun: spins
- 1. turn or cause to turn or whirl round quickly the girl spun round in alarm the rear wheels spun violently 同義詞
- ▪ (of a person's head) give a sensation of dizziness the figures were enough to make her head spin 同義詞
- ▪ toss (a coin).
- ▪ (with reference to a ball) move or cause to move through the air with a revolving motion the ball spun in viciously they had to spin the ball wide
- ▪ spin-dry (clothes).
- ▪ play (a record) a DJ spins hits from the sixties
- ▪ shape (sheet metal) by pressure applied during rotation on a lathe spun metal components
- 2. draw out and twist (the fibres of wool, cotton, or other material) to convert them into yarn, either by hand or with machinery an old lady sat, spinning thread they spin wool into the yarn for weaving
- ▪ make (threads) by drawing out and twisting fibres of wool, cotton, or other material this method is used to spin filaments from syrups
- ▪ (of a spider or a silkworm or other insect) produce (gossamer or silk) or construct (a web or cocoon) by extruding a fine viscous thread from a special gland.
- 3. give (a news story) a particular emphasis or bias ministers may now find it difficult to use the programme to spin stories in their favour
- 4. fish with a spinner they were spinning for salmon in the lake
- 1. a rapid turning or whirling motion he concluded the dance with a double spin 同義詞
- ▪ revolving motion imparted to a ball in a game, especially cricket, tennis, or snooker this racket enables the player to impart more spin to the ball
- ▪ an uncontrolled fast revolving descent of an aircraft, resulting from a stall he tried to stop the plane from going into a spin
- ▪ trademark short for spinning
- ▪ the intrinsic angular momentum of a subatomic particle.
- 2. informal a brief trip in a vehicle for pleasure a spin around town 同義詞
- 3. the presentation of information in a particular way; a slant, especially a favourable one officials put a positive spin on the report he was sick and tired of the Government's control freakery and spin 同義詞
- 4. Australian, New Zealand informal a piece of good or bad luck Kevin had had a rough spin