spin out of control

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of spin out of control

1 :to move in a way that is not controlled
  • The rocket spun out of control and crashed.
2 :to keep getting worse in a way that is hard to stop or fix
  • Her drinking problem is spinning out of control.

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

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

control play
  1. : to check, test, or verify by evidence or experiments

  2. : to incorporate suitable controls in

  3. : to exercise restraining or directing influence over : regulate

  1. : an act or instance of controlling

  2. : skill in the use of a tool, instrument, technique, or artistic medium

  3. : the regulation of economic activity especially by government directive


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