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spin one's wheels

Definition of spin one's wheels

US informal

  1. :  to stay in the same condition or position without making progress <I need to look for a new job. I feel like I'm just spinning my wheels here.>



Word by Word Definitions

spinplay
  1. :  to draw out and twist fiber into yarn or thread

    :  to revolve rapidly :  gyrate

    :  to feel as if in a whirl :  reel

  1. :  the act of spinning or twirling something

    :  an instance of spinning or of spinning something

    :  the whirling motion imparted (as to a ball or top) by spinning

wheelplay wheels
  1. :  a circular frame of hard material that may be solid, partly solid, or spoked and that is capable of turning on an axle

    : :  a contrivance or apparatus having as its principal part a wheel: as

    :  a chiefly medieval instrument of torture designed for mutilating a victim (as by stretching or disjointing)

  1. :  to turn on or as if on an axis :  revolve

    :  to change direction as if revolving on a pivot

    :  to move or extend in a circle or curve


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