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 for spin
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spin
      n 1: a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
      2: the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it
         broke off after much twisting" [syn: spin, twirl,
         twist, twisting, whirl]
      3: a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"
      4: rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral [syn:
         tailspin, spin]
      5: a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by
         politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a
         favorable spin on the story"
      v 1: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The
           dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
           [syn: spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate]
      2: stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course
         through the woods"
      3: cause to spin; "spin a coin" [syn: whirl, birl, spin,
         twirl]
      4: make up a story; "spin a yarn"
      5: form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"
      6: work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"
      7: twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The
         President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less
         embarrassing"
      8: prolong or extend; "spin out a visit" [syn: spin, spin
         out]

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