present participle of spin

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1 to move in circles around an axis or center
  • spinning on its axis, the Earth makes one complete rotation every 23 hours 56 minutes 4 seconds

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2 to be in a confused state as if from being twirled around
  • my head spun as I contemplated all the possible problems this restructuring could cause

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3 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis
  • spun the child around until he was hopelessly dizzy

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The first known use of spinning was in 1855

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“Spinning.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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