spin a tale

Definition of spin a tale

  1. :  to make up a story She spun a tale about her car breaking down to explain why she was late.

Word by Word Definitions

  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

  1. :  discourse, talk

    :  a series of events or facts told or presented :  account

    :  a report of a private or confidential matter

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a brief usually trivial fact

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