spin (verb, noun) past tense: spun LISTEN
Spin means ‘to move in a circle.’
- The dancer's skirt goes up when she spins.
- The skater spun around on the ice.
A spin is a particular point of view, especially in the news.
- After the presidential debate, each party put its own spin on the results.
take for a spin: to take a short drive for pleasure. Example: “My brother let me take his new sportscar for a spin.”
Did you know?
A spin doctor is not a doctor at all. It’s a political or business operative who takes the facts of any situation and makes them look favorable for his interests.
In pop culture
A dreidel is a four-sided spinning toy that children play with during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Watch as 1000 people come together to set a new Guinness record for dreidel spinning.
There are other meanings of spin.