The car hit a patch of ice and spun into the wall.
The children were spinning a top.
I tried to stand up but the room was spinning.
She spun the silk into thread.
They spun the wool into yarn. Noun
the direction of the Earth's spin
The ice-skater executed graceful jumps and spins.
A baseball thrown with spin is harder to hit.
She put spin on the ball.
The bowler put a sideways spin on the ball.
Each author puts a new spin on the story.
They claim to report the news with no spin.
He took me for a spin in his new car.
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Hanukkah memories are full of latkes frying on the stove, dreidels spinning on the floor, sweet jelly doughnuts, and the menorah glowing in the background.—Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 22 Nov. 2023 The plot spins its way through a number of reversals and some big, splashy song-and-dance numbers.—Tom Gliatto, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 To keep the proceedings from spinning too far out of control, the rapper interrupted her own set with a 15-minute twerk contest during which select audience members were invited onstage to shake their backsides for a $200 prize.—Chris Richards, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2023 Windmill blades spin only when air is moving past them, and despite its greenness, nuclear power cannot be ramped up or down quickly in response to changes in electricity demand.—William F. Shughart Ii, Fortune, 17 Nov. 2023 With six different sides, this tactile cube gives users the chance to click, glide, roll, flip, and spin all at once, keeping their hands busy in school or out with friends.—Casey Clark, Parents, 17 Nov. 2023 And so being able to keep the spacecraft there in orbit and also to match the rotation rate the asteroid is spinning … the spacecraft, in order to reach out and touch the asteroid, has to mimic its rate of rotation.—Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Nov. 2023 The Mountain West coaching carousel began spinning Sunday morning when Boise State announced the dismissal of third-year coach Andy Avalos ... with the Broncos smack in the middle of the conference championship race.—Jon Wilner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Nov. 2023 Anything beyond that would maybe start to become a bit of wheels spinning.—Daniel Kohn, SPIN, 13 Nov. 2023
Shoppers also love the electric spin scrubber's 3.5-hour battery life.—Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 26 Nov. 2023 When a cycle was finished, testers looked to see whether any stains or soap residue remained and whether the spin cycle was effective at draining out most of the water.—Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Nov. 2023 Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Saturday Night Live put a new spin on parades with the Hudson News Thanksgiving Week Airport Parade.—William Vaillancourt, Rolling Stone, 19 Nov. 2023 Of course, the 26-year-old put her own spin on the iconic look by swapping out Rory's bootcut jeans for a pair of ultra thigh-high orange and black striped boots.—Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 18 Nov. 2023 Or stir in fruit, wine or spirits for a sweet but intriguing spin on the classic sauce.—Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 The theater company Bedlam is known for its irreverently imaginative spins on classic texts both theatrical and literary, and I have long been excited by its work.—Sara Holdren, Vulture, 17 Nov. 2023 Though uttering the same lines as Idle did in the movie, and as David Hyde Pierce did in the 2005 production, Michael Urie as Robin puts a differently delightful comic spin on them.—Jesse Green, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2023 The new game show is a modern spin on the classic game show format featuring Black pop culture trivia.—Okla Jones, Essence, 15 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English spinnen, from Old English spinnan; akin to Old High German spinnan to spin and perhaps to Lithuanian spęsti to set (a trap)