Synonyms for spin

Synonyms for (noun) spin

Synonyms: spin

Definition: a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)

Usage: the campaign put a favorable spin on the story

Similar words: interpretation, rendering, rendition

Definition: the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance

Usage: her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving

Synonyms: tailspin, spin

Definition: rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral

Similar words: acrobatics, aerobatics, stunt flying, stunting

Definition: the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft

Synonyms: spin

Definition: a short drive in a car

Usage: he took the new car for a spin

Similar words: drive, ride

Definition: a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

Usage: he took the family for a drive in his new car

Synonyms: spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl

Definition: the act of rotating rapidly

Usage: he gave the crank a spin; it broke off after much twisting

Similar words: rotary motion, rotation

Definition: the act of rotating as if on an axis

Usage: the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

Synonyms: spin

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

Similar words: rotation, revolution, gyration

Definition: a single complete turn (axial or orbital)

Usage: the plane made three rotations before it crashed; the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year

Synonyms for (verb) spin

Synonyms: spin, spin out

Definition: prolong or extend

Usage: spin out a visit

Similar words: prolong, protract, extend, draw out

Definition: lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

Usage: We prolonged our stay; She extended her visit by another day; The meeting was drawn out until midnight

Synonyms: spin

Definition: twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation

Usage: The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing

Similar words: lay out, represent, present

Definition: bring forward and present to the mind

Usage: We presented the arguments to him; We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason

Synonyms: spin

Definition: work natural fibers into a thread

Usage: spin silk

Similar words: twine, twist, distort

Definition: form into a spiral shape

Usage: The cord is all twisted

Synonyms: spin

Definition: form a web by making a thread

Usage: spiders spin a fine web

Similar words: create from raw material, create from raw stuff

Definition: make from scratch

Synonyms: spin

Definition: make up a story

Usage: spin a yarn

Similar words: cook up, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture

Definition: make up something artificial or untrue

Synonyms: reel, whirl, spin, spin around, gyrate

Definition: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

Usage: The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Similar words: go around, revolve, rotate

Definition: turn on or around an axis or a center

Usage: The Earth revolves around the Sun; The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire

Synonyms: twirl, whirl, birl, spin

Definition: cause to spin

Usage: spin a coin

Similar words: rotate, circumvolve

Definition: cause to turn on an axis or center

Usage: Rotate the handle

Synonyms: spin

Definition: stream in jets, of liquids

Usage: The creek spun its course through the woods

Similar words: stream, well out

Definition: flow freely and abundantly

Usage: Tears streamed down her face

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