ginning ginning  /ˈdʒɪ nɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
  2. (n) a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
  3. (n) a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
  4. (n) a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points
  5. (v) separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin
  6. (v) trap with a snare

Usage(s):

  1. But present-day concertgoers are be ginning to find its long, leisurely spans of melody well worth cocking an ear at.
  2. ginning things up, it's not surprising that would happen.
  3. It's not like we have staff out there ginning up phone calls, interest and pushing people towards us.

News

  • NRA targets new enemies: Zoo and wildlife groups

    The National Rifle Association, which labels politicians and actors as “enemies” of guns, now has in its sights the San Diego Zoo, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Natural Resources Defense Council and other groups seeking a ban on use of lead bullets by the nation’s hunters. As always, the NRA is ginning up fear, in this case that foes of lead bullets have a secret agenda to ban hunting in ...
    on August 7, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

Quotes

  1. Obama said everyone involved -- "including myself" -- is imperfect and he hoped that "instead of ginning up anger and hyperbole, everybody can just spend a little time with some self-reflection and recognize that other people have different points...
    on Jul 30, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Boston Globe

  2. "The effort here is simply to discredit people that they consider effective and powerful on the right ginning up, leading up into the '08 elections," Limbaugh said Friday.
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Rush Limbaugh Source: CNN

  3. "The fresh crop is arriving at a slow pace which could not meet the high demand of ginning factories," said Younus Khan, a cotton broker.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Younis Khan Source: The Express Tribune

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