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phrasal verb British
Word Forms
present tense
he/she/itspins round
present participlespinning round
past tensespun round
past participlespun round

or spin around

  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] same as spin1
    She spun round to face him.
    spin someone around: He put a hand on the boy’s shoulder and spun him round.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] same as spin1
    He watched the wheel spinning round.
  3. 3
    [transitive]spin something round same as spin1
    She spins the globe round.
  4. 4
    [intransitive] if thoughts spin round in your head, you keep thinking about different things in a nervous and uncontrolled way
    She needed a diversion from the thoughts spinning round in her head.
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