spin a tale

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of spin a tale

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to form a thread by extruding a viscous rapidly hardening fluid

  3. : to revolve rapidly : gyrate

  1. : the act of spinning or twirling something

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

  3. : an excursion or ride in a vehicle especially on wheels

tale play
  1. : a usually imaginative narrative of an event : story

  2. : an intentionally untrue report : falsehood

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


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