One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasal verbNorth American
(of a driver or car) lose control, especially in a skid.
- ‘The shells ricochet off for a while, then hit home as the Kratch ship loses a wing and spins out of control.’
- ‘Brakes screech, tires skid, and cars seem to spin out of control.’
- ‘Ryan jerked the wheel of the Mustang to the left but with the road being icy and the jerk, the Mustang spun out of control.’
- ‘Some guy in the lane next to them spun out of control and hit them on the passenger side.’
- ‘Adam loses control of the steering wheel and begins to spin out of control just as Alex and Megan come into sight.’
- ‘Their van, Big Blue, slid into the side of one truck and sent them spinning out of control, slamming them into the other truck.’
- ‘In a split second, his wheel had hit against the ground and he spun out of control.’
- ‘Lauda's Ferrari spun out of control and hit the Armco barrier on the inside of one of the circuit's many corners.’
- ‘His rear wheels skidded and the car began to spin out of control, flying across the track and into the path of another driver.’
- ‘Under the aegis of professional Swedish ice rally drivers, we spent much time gleefully spinning out of control into the deeper snow at the edge of the course.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.