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Noun: spinning  spi-ning
  1. The process of converting fibres into yarn or thread
Verb: spin (spun,spinning)  spin
  1. Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
    "The dervishes spin around and around without getting dizzy";
    - spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate
  2. Stream in jets, of liquids
    "The creek spun its course through the woods"
  3. Cause to spin
    "spin a coin";
    - whirl, birl [UK], twirl
  4. Make up a story
    "spin a yarn"
  5. Form a web by making a thread
    "spiders spin a fine web"
  6. Work natural fibers into a thread
    "spin silk"
  7. 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. Prolong or extend
    "spin out a visit";
    - spin out

Derived forms: spinnings

Type of: circumvolve, cook up [informal], create from raw material, create from raw stuff, distort, draw out, extend, fabricate, go around, handicraft, invent, lay out, make up, manufacture, present, prolong, protract, represent, revolve, rotate, stream, twine, twist, well out

Encyclopedia: Spinning