spin yarns

Definition of spin yarns

  1. :  to tell stories He was spinning yarns about his adventures in the navy.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to revolve rapidly :  gyrate

    :  to feel as if in a whirl :  reel

  1. :  the act of spinning or twirling something

    :  an instance of spinning or of spinning something

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

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  1. :  a continuous often plied strand composed of either natural or man-made fibers or filaments and used in weaving and knitting to form cloth

    :  a similar strand of another material (such as metal, glass, or plastic)

    :  a narrative of adventures

  1. :  to tell a yarn

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a trip made at another's expense

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