spin yarns

Definition of spin yarns

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

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

yarn play yarns
  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

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

  3. : a narrative of adventures

  1. : to tell a yarn


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