spinate spi·nate (spī’nāt’)
Having spines; spined.
- Spin a yarn
Tell a story, especially a long drawn-out or totally fanciful one, as in This author really knows how to spin a yarn, or Whenever he’s late he spins some yarn about a crisis. Originally a nautical term dating from about 1800, this expression probably owes its life to the fact that it embodies a double […]
- Spin bowler
noun 1. (cricket) a bowler who specializes in bowling balls with a spinning motion
noun 1. spinning (def 3).
noun 1. Slang. an attempt to give a bias to news coverage, especially of a political candidate or event. noun an attempt to manipulate the interpretation of news, esp. political Usage Note idiom spin spin control Manipulation of news, especially political news, as in The White House press secretary is a master of spin control. […]