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Once I have a hook I think has potential - enough to spin out more than a hundred thousand words, then I start turning my attention to characters. Who are these people? Why did this thing happen to them? But the hook always comes first.
Linwood Barclay

Meaning of "spin" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPIN

Old English spinnan; related to Old Norse spinna, Old High German spinnan to spin, Lithuanian pinu to braid.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPIN

spin  [spɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spin is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb spin in English.

WHAT DOES SPIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of spin in the English dictionary

The first definition of spin in the dictionary is to rotate or cause to rotate rapidly, as on an axis. Other definition of spin is to draw out and twist into a long continuous thread. Spin is also to make such a thread or filament from, usually by forcing through a nozzle.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SPIN

PRESENT

Present
I spin
you spin
he/she/it spins
we spin
you spin
they spin
Present continuous
I am spinning
you are spinning
he/she/it is spinning
we are spinning
you are spinning
they are spinning
Present perfect
I have spun
you have spun
he/she/it has spun
we have spun
you have spun
they have spun
Present perfect continuous
I have been spinning
you have been spinning
he/she/it has been spinning
we have been spinning
you have been spinning
they have been spinning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I span
you span
he/she/it span
we span
you span
they span
Past continuous
I was spinning
you were spinning
he/she/it was spinning
we were spinning
you were spinning
they were spinning
Past perfect
I had spun
you had spun
he/she/it had spun
we had spun
you had spun
they had spun
Past perfect continuous
I had been spinning
you had been spinning
he/she/it had been spinning
we had been spinning
you had been spinning
they had been spinning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will spin
you will spin
he/she/it will spin
we will spin
you will spin
they will spin
Future continuous
I will be spinning
you will be spinning
he/she/it will be spinning
we will be spinning
you will be spinning
they will be spinning
Future perfect
I will have spun
you will have spun
he/she/it will have spun
we will have spun
you will have spun
they will have spun
Future perfect continuous
I will have been spinning
you will have been spinning
he/she/it will have been spinning
we will have been spinning
you will have been spinning
they will have been spinning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would spin
you would spin
he/she/it would spin
we would spin
you would spin
they would spin
Conditional continuous
I would be spinning
you would be spinning
he/she/it would be spinning
we would be spinning
you would be spinning
they would be spinning
Conditional perfect
I would have spin
you would have spin
he/she/it would have spin
we would have spin
you would have spin
they would have spin
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been spinning
you would have been spinning
he/she/it would have been spinning
we would have been spinning
you would have been spinning
they would have been spinning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you spin
we let´s spin
you spin
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to spin
Past participle
spun
Present Participle
spinning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPIN


coppin
ˈkɒpɪn
Crispin
ˈkrɪspɪn
galopin
ˈɡæləpɪn
gonadotropin
ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊpɪn
hairpin
ˈhɛəˌpɪn
harpin
ˈhɑːpɪn
kingpin
ˈkɪŋˌpɪn
lapin
ˈlæpɪn
lupin
ˈluːpɪn
lynchpin
ˈlɪntʃˌpɪn
pin
pɪn
pippin
ˈpɪpɪn
repin
riːˈpɪn
reserpine
ˈrɛsəpɪn
sculpin
ˈskʌlpɪn
terrapin
ˈtɛrəpɪn
thyrotropin
ˌθaɪrəʊˈtrəʊpɪn
topspin
ˈtɒpˌspɪn
Turpin
ˈtɜːpɪn
underpin
ˌʌndəˈpɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPIN

spimming
spin a yarn
spin bowler
spin doctor
spin machine
spin off
spin out
spin stabilization
spin-dried
spin-dries
spin-dry
spin-dryer
spin-drying
spin-off
spina
spina bifida
spinacene
spinaceous
spinach
spinach beet

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPIN

atropin
bobby pin
Campin
Chaliapin
Chopin
clothespin
end pin
Ha-erh-pin
hatpin
isospin
lipin
on the spin
rolling pin
safety pin
split pin
stick pin
tailspin
tropin
wheelspin
wrist pin

Synonyms and antonyms of spin in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPIN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «spin» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of spin

Translation of «spin» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPIN

Find out the translation of spin to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spin from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spin» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

转动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

girar
570 millions of speakers

English

spin
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्पिन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تدور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спина
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

girar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘূর্ণন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tourner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berputar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sich drehen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

回す/回る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

회전하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Muter
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்பின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फिरकी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çevirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

girare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wirowania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rotire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περιστροφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spin
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spinn
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spin
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spin

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPIN»

The term «spin» is very widely used and occupies the 6.452 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPIN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spin

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SPIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word spin.
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Jeremy Abbott
I have great artistry, I can spin well, I have good footwork, and I can jump. I can do the quad jump, and I've done it multiple times in competition. It's definitely a jump that I have in my arsenal. I like to think of myself as the complete skater.
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Candice Accola
I love spin classes. I'm also very big on music, so I make a mix on my iPod that's 45 minutes to an hour long of music that pumps me up so I know how much time I've been at the gym without looking at the clock. Put your favorite songs towards the end of the mix, so this way you keep going until you hear your favorite song.
3
Herb Alpert
I find that it's nice to work with somebody and spin off on someone else's feelings. You get a little jaded by yourself.
4
Philip Warren Anderson
My own work in spin glass and its consequences has formed some of the intellectual basis for these interests.
5
Robert Atkins
I don't like when people try to put a spin and have a second agenda to make a person look bad.
6
John Avlon
What's different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio, now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It's all part of the suffocating spin cycle we're in. In media, politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base.
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Linwood Barclay
Once I have a hook I think has potential - enough to spin out more than a hundred thousand words, then I start turning my attention to characters. Who are these people? Why did this thing happen to them? But the hook always comes first.
8
Sterling Beaumon
'CLUE' is a spin on the classic board game. It uses the original characters and weapons, but it goes even further in depth than the classic who-kills-who idea.
9
Bob Beauprez
President Obama has tried to spin the paltry new job creation numbers as 'a step in the right direction.' But, clearly, the small growth in jobs isn't even keeping up with population growth, much less returning the workforce to a healthy level.
10
Richie Benaud
In fact, as a spin bowler, you have to work on the batsman over after over.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPIN»

Discover the use of spin in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spin and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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SPIN
From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ...
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SPIN
From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ...
3
SPIN
From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ...
4
SPIN
From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ...
5
Electron Spin Resonance: A Comprehensive Treatise on ...
Second edition of classic reference contains comprehensive coverage of experimental techniques, theoretical and practical aspects of ESR instrumentation.
Charles P. Poole, 1996
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SPIN
From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ...
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Spin Glasses and Complexity
This is a must-have book for students and practitioners in the natural and social sciences, with new material even for the experts.
Daniel L. Stein, Charles M. Newman, 2013
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Frustrated Spin Systems
Recent studies reveal that established theories, numerical simulations as well as experimental techniques have encountered many difficulties in dealing with frustrated systems. This volume highlights the lates.
‎2004
9
Spin Glasses
A comprehensive account of the theory, experimental work and computer modelling of spin glasses.
K. H. Fischer, J. A. Hertz, 1993
10
Spin Doctors: The Chiropractic Industry Under Examination
A spine-chilling look into the chiropractic industry. Learn how to protect yourself from practice-building tactics and bogus treatments.
Paul Benedetti, Wayne MacPhail, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spin is used in the context of the following news items.
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A 'Married With Children' spin-off is in the works
David Faustino, who played Bud on the sitcom, told E! that he's developing a "spin-off" of the series. "Sony has it. They're excited about it," he said at the ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
2
Thousands queue outside Excel Centre as open auditions for Harry …
Thousands of girls have descended on London's Excel Centre to take part in open auditions for JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts and ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
3
Yahoo officially files to spin off Alibaba stake
The spin off includes Yahoo Small Business, a sort of stepchild for the Web portal that sells tools to help small businesses market and sell their goods online. «Fortune, Jul 15»
4
JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off film seeks young star
An open casting call is to be held to find a girl to star in JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Film studio Warner Bros ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
5
United Technologies Plans to Sell or Spin Off Sikorsky Unit
LONDON — The United Technologies Corporation said on Monday that it planned to either sell or spin off Sikorsky Aircraft, the maker of the Black Hawk ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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FOX Developing 24 Spin-Off Featuring New Lead Character
According to TVLine, FOX is currently in development on a spin-off to the hit show “24” which would feature a new lead male character in place of Kiefer ... «ComingSoon.net, Jun 15»
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Yahoo stock down on Alibaba spin-off concerns
Turns out, even pencil pushers have the power to move markets. Shares of search engine company Yahoo plunged more than 7% on Tuesday after an IRS ... «USA TODAY, May 15»
8
Report: STAR Flight Nurse's Hoist in 'Steady Spin' Before Fatal Fall
A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board says STAR Flight's hoist was in a “steady spin” shortly before nurse Kristin McLain fell to her ... «TWC News, May 15»
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Why We Need the Arrow-Flash Spin-Off
This isn't to say I don't appreciate the intricate world-building of a shared universe, which is exactly why I can't wait for the Arrow-Flash spin-off. The potential ... «TV Guide, Apr 15»
10
4 ideas for a Mockingbird 'Agents of SHIELD' spin-off
We may not be completely behind the sometimes-sluggish Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. getting a spin-off series, but we are a little in love with the idea of Bobbi Morse ... «USA TODAY, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Spin [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/spin>. Nov 2019 ».
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