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English

Etymology

Old English spinnan

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to spin

Third person singular
spins

Simple past
spun or span

Past participle
spun

Present participle
spinning

to spin (third-person singular simple present spins, present participle spinning, simple past spun or span, past participle spun)
  1. To make yarn by twisting and winding fibers together.
  2. To turn around quickly.
  3. To present, describe, or interpret, or to introduce a bias or slant so as to give something a favorable or advantageous appearance.
    2006. In every administration there will be spokesmen and public affairs officers who try to spin the news to make the president look good. But this administration is trying to spin scientific data and muzzle scientists toward that end. — The Washington Post Editorial, The Politics of Science, Thursday, February 9, 2006; Page A22 [1].
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To make the ball move sideways when it bounces on the pitch.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To move sideways when bouncing.

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Noun

Singular
spin

Plural
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spin ({{{1}}})
  1. Circular motion.
  2. (physics) A quantum angular momentum associated with subatomic particles, which also creates a magnetic moment.
  3. A favourable comment or interpretation intended to bias opinion on an otherwise unpleasant situation.
  4. (cricket) Rotation of the ball as it flies through the air; sideways movement of the ball as it bounces.
  5. A condition of flight where a stalled aircraft is simultaneously pitching, yawing and rolling in a spinning motion.
  6. A brief trip by vehicle.

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Adjective

spin (not comparable)

Positive
spin

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (cricket) Describing a spin bowler, or his style of bowling.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

spin m. (plural spinnen, diminutive spinnetje)

  1. spider

Derived terms

Verb

spin

  1. The first-person singular present tense of spinnen.
  2. The imperative of spinnen.

Romanian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] spina.

Noun

spin m. (plural spini)

  1. thorn

Scots

Pronunciation

Noun

spin ({{{1}}})

Singular
spin

Plural
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  1. (South Scots) spoon

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