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noun spin pronunciation in British English /spɪn/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a quick turning movement round and round
    Give the wheel a spin.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the movement of a ball that turns round and round after it has been thrown or hit
      The ball had a lot of spin on it.
    2. b.
      [singular] the movement of an aircraft that turns as it falls with its front pointing towards the ground
      go into a spin: The plane suddenly went into a spin.
  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] informal a way of presenting information, especially a way that makes something seem good or less bad
    Not even the cleverest politician could put a positive spin on this.
  3. 3
    [countable] informal a short journey for pleasure in a car
    go for a spin: We’re going for a spin in Al’s new car.
    take a car for a spin: Why don’t you take the car for a spin?
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  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    an intense form of aerobic exercise performed on stationary bicycles and led by an instructor who sets the pace
    Here's what you need to know, whether you're taking a Spinning class for the first time or the 50th.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/08/2013



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