cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"
move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"
twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"
work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"
form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"
make up a story; "spin a yarn"
revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
cause to spin; "spin a coin"
a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods"
rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"
the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
the act of turning away or in the opposite direction; "he made an abrupt turn away from her"
to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"