spin control


Definition of spin control

: the act or practice of attempting to manipulate the way an event is interpreted by others political spin control

Examples of spin control in a Sentence

When the defective part was recalled, the company had to do some clever spin control.
Recent Examples on the Web Zuckerberg performs spin control Two major storm clouds currently hover over Facebook: first, the rise of fake news; and second, information that was collected by Facebook and provided to third parties. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "How Zuckerberg will prevent future Cambridge Analytica scandals at Facebook: Rein in third-party apps," 4 Apr. 2018 Doing spin control for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos? Chad Pergram, Fox News, "Pennsylvania election another reminder that winning - and not being close - is what matters," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of spin control

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Spin control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spin%20control. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of spin control

: the activity of trying to control the way something (such as an important event) is described to the public in order to influence what people think about it

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