Definition of spin a tale
- She spun a tale about her car breaking down to explain why she was late.
: to draw out and twist fiber into yarn or thread
: to form a thread by extruding a viscous rapidly hardening fluid
: to revolve rapidly : gyrate
: the act of spinning or twirling something
: the whirling motion imparted (as to a ball or top) by spinning
: an excursion or ride in a vehicle especially on wheels
: a usually imaginative narrative of an event : story
: an intentionally untrue report : falsehood
: a series of events or facts told or presented : account
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