Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) spin (a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile))
- S: (n) spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl (the act of rotating rapidly) "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
- S: (n) spin (a short drive in a car) "he took the new car for a spin"
- S: (n) tailspin, spin (rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral)
- S: (n) spin (a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)) "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
- S: (v) spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate (revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis) "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
- S: (v) spin (stream in jets, of liquids) "The creek spun its course through the woods"
- S: (v) whirl, birl, spin, twirl (cause to spin) "spin a coin"
- S: (v) spin (make up a story) "spin a yarn"
- S: (v) spin (form a web by making a thread) "spiders spin a fine web"
- S: (v) spin (work natural fibers into a thread) "spin silk"
- S: (v) spin (twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation) "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"
- S: (v) spin, spin out (prolong or extend) "spin out a visit"