• (v. t.) To draw out, and twist into threads, either by the hand or machinery; as, to spin wool, cotton, or flax; to spin goat's hair; to produce by drawing out and twisting a fibrous material.
  • (v. t.) To draw out tediously; to form by a slow process, or by degrees; to extend to a great length; -- with out; as, to spin out large volumes on a subject.
  • (v. t.) To protract; to spend by delays; as, to spin out the day in idleness.
  • (v. t.) To cause to turn round rapidly; to whirl; to twirl; as, to spin a top.
  • (v. t.) To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, or the like) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; -- said of the spider, the silkworm, etc.
  • (v. t.) To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe.
  • (v. i.) To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fiber; as, the woman knows how to spin; a machine or jenny spins with great exactness.
  • (v. i.) To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis.
  • (v. i.) To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet; as, blood spinsfrom a vein.
  • (v. i.) To move swifty; as, to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc.
  • (n.) The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle.
  • (n.) Velocity of rotation about some specified axis.

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spin vs. vortex

slub vs. spin

overspin vs. spin

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singlet vs. spin

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cat vs. spin

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