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  • n  a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • n  the act of rotating rapidly
    he gave the crank a spin
  • n  a short drive in a car
    he took the new car for a spin
  • n  rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
  • n  a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)
    the campaign put a favorable spin on the story
  • v  revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
  • v  stream in jets, of liquids
  • v  cause to spin
    spin a coin
  • v  make up a story
    spin a yarn
  • v  form a web by making a thread
    spiders spin a fine web
  • v  work natural fibers into a thread
    spin silk
  • v  twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
    The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing
  • v  prolong or extend
    spin out a visit

  • A state of denial about the real Middle East? A forced effort to salvage Bush's legacy? A stubborn determination to persist with flawed policies? What to make of Condi Rice's spin .
  • The road agent's spin was used when a man was forced to surrender his gun.
  • The bad spin-off by which all subsequent bad spin-offs are measured.
News & Articles

  • Oasis Spin Off Beady Eye Go Soph
    Liam Gallagher's Oasis spin off Beady Eye released their second album this week
    June 12, 2013 - antiMUSIC
  • Spin Systems, Inc. Wins Red Hat Innovation Award for Best Middleware Implementation
    STERLING, Va., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spin Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-wide medical, legal and financial solutions to Fortune 500 companies and federal government agencies, proudly ...
    June 10, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Spin the Bottle to reward early adopters with gradually-increasing price model
    Upcoming Wii U party game Spin the Bottle will use a gradually-increasing price model, creative director Lau Korsgaard told Nintendo Life . Korsgaard said the game will launch at a "cheap-ish," but still undetermined price and will increase as the developer creates more content for it. "If you buy early you will get all future updates for free. Our plan is to release two more updates in 2013 ...
    June 9, 2013 - Joystiq

  • Rudy Giuliani in Inquirer.net
    I'm proud that we chose to stay positive and to run a campaign of ideas in an era of personal attacks, negative ads and cynical spin,Giuliani told supporters in Orlando, Florida.
  • Campbell Brown in Wall Street Journal (blog)
    After all the delay and despite all the obfuscation, lies, and spin, this basic truth can no longer be denied: Karl Rove and his cohorts at the Bush White House were the driving force behind several of these firings, which were done for improper... John Conyers http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Conyers&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHFi6RbfHg8t9rInDm895EN15T7jg FOXNews http://www.google.com/url?q=http://feeds.foxnews.com/~r/foxnews/politics/~3/Z9ELa97Tcd4/white-house-e-mails-rove-deeply-involved-attorney-firings&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGe0oYomCjSRyRn-gpv3iBUcjSEyg Aug 11, 2009 93175 123832 spin Instead of blaming personal reasons for her leave, Brown said I have never had much tolerance for others' spin, so I can't imagine trying to stomach my own. The simple fact is that not enough people want to watch my program, and I owe it to myself...

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