Synonyms of spin in English:

spin


See definition of spin

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

    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

    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

      having kittens

      ANTONYMS

      calm, relaxed