Synonyms of spin in English:

spin


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verb

1‘the bike lay on the grass, wheels still spinning’

SYNONYMS
revolve, rotate, turn, turn round, go round, whirl, gyrate, circle

2‘Lisa spun round to face him’

SYNONYMS
whirl, wheel, twirl, turn, swing, twist, swivel, pirouette, pivot, swirl
Scottish birl

3‘her head was spinning’

SYNONYMS
reel, go round, whirl, be in a whirl, swim, be giddy, be dizzy

4‘she spun me a yarn about her husband running off to Poland’

SYNONYMS
tell, recount, relate, narrate, unfold, weave
concoct, invent, fabricate, make up

noun

1‘a spin of the wheel’

SYNONYMS
rotation, revolution, turn, whirl, twirl, gyration
pirouette, swirl
Scottish birl

2‘the agency fought hard to put a positive spin on the campaign's progress’

SYNONYMS
slant, angle, twist, bias

3‘he took Lily for a spin in the car’

SYNONYMS
trip, jaunt, outing, excursion, short journey, expedition, sally
drive, ride, run, turn, airing
informal tootle, joyride
Scottish informal hurl

Phrases

    in a flat spin


    SYNONYMS
    agitated, flustered, in a panic, worked up, beside oneself, overwrought, frantic
    in a flap, in a fluster, in a state, in a dither, all of a dither, in a tizz, in a tizzy, in a tiz-woz
    British having kittens
    ANTONYMS

    calm, relaxed

    spin something out

    ‘the longer you can spin out the negotiations the better’


    SYNONYMS
    prolong, protract, draw out, stretch out, drag out, string out, extend, extend the duration of, carry on, keep going, keep alive, continue
    expand, enlarge, fill out, pad out, amplify, lengthen
    archaic wire-draw
    ANTONYMS

    cut short, curtail