spin out of control


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

Examples of spin out of control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused Washington and NATO of fueling the war with the aim of weakening Russia and warned the conflict could spin out of control. Arkansas Online, 29 Dec. 2022 Across the West Bank, Palestinians say a repressive Palestinian Authority is failing to protect citizens’ rights and leaving them to fend for themselves in the face of rising violence that many fear is threatening to spin out of control. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Nov. 2022 Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and the Phillies are all too eager to show the curveballing McCullers first-hand how quickly things can spin out of control in Philadelphia’s pinball machine. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 31 Oct. 2022 Prominent party members seem intent on insisting that everything is fine, even as numerous policy issues spin out of control. Karl Rove, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2022 To be fair, the inning had already started to spin out of control before Ohtani came to the plate. Dallas News, 31 July 2022 Most gun violence in America is related to seemingly ordinary disputes that spin out of control and someone goes for a gun. Michael Tarm and Brynn Anderson, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2022 These cases often spin out of control because art is always more than its component parts. Mary Childs, Town & Country, 26 Apr. 2022 Nelson's car continued to spin out of control for about 500 feet and rolled for about 205 feet. Jane Florance, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2022

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“Spin out of control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spin%20out%20of%20control. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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