October 3, 2014 – Word of the Day:  spin


When something or someone turns around and around, you can use the verb "spin." We also use "spin" when something is created. This is an irregular verb:

past participle
  • Laura’s car spun around on the highway and landed in the ditch during the snowstorm.
  • My head feels like it’s spinning. I have to lie down.
  • Do you know how to spin a basketball on your finger?
  • Vinyl records play music by spinning around on a turntable.
  • This machine can spin out thousands of products every hour.
  • Spiders spin webs in order to catch flies.
  • Our washing machine hasn’t been spinning correctly. It needs to be fixed.
  • We have some great new ideas for our companies. The wheels are spinning. (This is an expression. It means that a person is in the process of thinking.)

swivel chair He likes to spin around in swivel chairs.

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