Definition of spun-out in English:



  • Made to continue for a long time, especially for longer than is necessary.

    ‘spun-out news coverage’
    • ‘But breakfast was slow - spun-out slow - and she kept looking at her watch.’
    • ‘The papers the students gave me based on the class discussions were seldom written but rather done in garish-colored illustrations or long, spun-out snakes of handwritten doggerel.’
    • ‘It takes 60 votes to bring the spun-out debate known as a filibuster to an end, and a simple majority for final passage.’
    • ‘His descriptive powers are impressive, as are his spun-out fantasies and playful wit.’
    • ‘Both CDs end in lengthy spun-out remixes.’
    prolonged, protracted, lengthy, overlong, extended, long-drawn-out, drawn-out, dragged-out, seemingly endless, lingering, interminable
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