An example of to spin is a child twirling around in circles.
Spin a top.
An example of to spin is twisting threads of wool together to make yarn.
An example of to spin is for a spider to spin a web.
My head spun after I did a cartwheel.
Spin a story.
I've been in a spin about this all week.
Took a spin in the new car.
To spin a tale.
To spin a top.
Wheels spinning on ice.
To spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc.
Blood spins from a vein.
- To expend effort with no result.
- To produce as an outgrowth or secondary benefit, product, development, etc.
- To get rid of.
- To slide with a spinning or rotating movement.
Origin of spin
- Middle English spinnen to twist fiber into thread from Old English spinnan (s)pen- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English spinnen, from Old English spinnan, from Proto-Germanic *spinnanÄ…. Compare Low German spinnen, Dutch spinnen, German spinnen, Danish spinde, Swedish spinna.