spin

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noun
1 fast turning movement
ADJECTIVE
quick, rapid
slow
back, side, top (usually topspin, etc.) (sports)

She puts heavy topspin on her serve.

VERB + SPIN
go into

He had to stop the helicopter from going into a spin.

come out of
put sb/sth in, put sb/sth into, send sb/sth into (all figurative)

The president's death sent the stock market into a spin.

give sth

Give the clothes another spin.

impart, put

How do you put more spin on the ball?

SPIN + NOUN
dryer (BrE)
cycle

We stopped the washing machine before the spin cycle.

After a bitter divorce, the two actors were thrown into a media spin cycle. (AmE, figurative)

bowler, bowling (in cricket)
2 on information
ADJECTIVE
negative, positive
different, fresh, interesting, (whole) new, unique

She's put a whole new spin on the theme of corporate greed.

contemporary, modern
media, political
Labour, Republican, etc.
VERB + SPIN
add, give sth, put

The chairman tried to put a positive spin on the closure of the factory.

SPIN + NOUN
doctor

government spin doctors

machine

the government's spin machine

PREPOSITION
with a spin

The film retells the famous legend with a Marxist spin.

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verb
ADVERB
fast, quickly, rapidly

The blade spins very fast.

freely

The wheel can now spin freely.

around, round (esp. BrE)

He spun around to face her.

away, back
VERB + SPIN
begin to, start to
PHRASES
make sb's head spin (figurative)

The wine made my head spin.

spin like a top

The dinghy spun like a top and a huge wave came at me.

spin on its axis

The Earth spins on its axis once every 24 hours.

spin on your heel (esp. AmE)

She spun on her heel and walked out of the room.

spin out of control

The car spun out of control.

Spin is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ball, ↑car, ↑earth, ↑head, ↑mind, ↑room, ↑wheel
Spin is used with these nouns as the object: ↑degree, ↑dial, ↑silk, ↑tale, ↑thread, ↑tune, ↑web, ↑wool, ↑yarn

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