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spin

[spɪn]

(vb: pt, pp spun)

  1. N

    1. (=rotating motion) vuelta f , revolución f

    2. (in washing machine)

    3. (Sport) (on ball) efecto m

    4. (=loss of control) (Aer) barrena f ; (Aut) trompo m

    5. (Brit) * (=short ride) vuelta f , paseo m , garbeo m (Sp) *

    6. * (=interpretation) interpretación f

  2. VT

    1. (=rotate) (gen) hacer girar; [+ top] hacer bailar

    2. (=spin-dry) [+ clothes] centrifugar

    3. (=turn suddenly) girar

    4. (Sport) [+ ball] dar efecto a

    5. [+ thread] hilar; [+ web] tejer; [+ cocoon] devanar, hacer

  3. VI

    1. (=rotate) girar, dar vueltas

    2. (=move quickly)

    3. [washing machine] centrifugar

    4. (with spinning wheel) hilar

  4. CPD

Examples from texts

Go spin your yarn and keep me in mind if you knit a sweater."
Vaya tras de su madeja y piense en mí si por el ovillo obtiene un jersey.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
If a gravity wave hits a rotating thunderstorm, it can sometimes spin that storm up into a tornado.
Si una onda de gravedad golpea a una tormenta en rotación, puede ocasionalmente hacerla girar más rápido, convirtiéndola de este modo en un tornado.
Newly-discovered jets spin around in this Oct. 26th EPOXI movie of Comet Hartley's core.
Haga clic aquí para ver una película de los chorros activos del cometa Hartley. Crédito: EPOXI.
The shorter you make the swing, the faster you have to spin it faster to keep it going around.
Cuanto más corta sea la cuerda, más rápido tendrá que dar el giro para mantenerla en movimiento.
In the low gravity of the Moon, it would spin even slower."
En la gravedad baja de la Luna, giraría aún más lentamente".
Fists, muscles, blows, and cries all gathered together, and Francis seemed to spin aside, aware suddenly that the weight of the stocky man was suddenly off of his chest, and that he had been cut free.
Francis se desplazó hacia un lado, consciente de que ya no tenía el peso de su atacante sobre el pecho y que estaba libre.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
The machine will thus qualify for spin drying efficiency class A or B as defined in Directive 95/12/EC, Annex IV.
Así pues, la lavadora tendrá la calificación de clase A o B respecto a la eficiencia de centrifugado según se define en el anexo IV de la Directiva 95/12/CE.
He spun around.
Él se giró bruscamente.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
She spun about, searching the impassive brick buildings for some telltale indication.
Examinó los edificios de ladrillo en busca de algún indicio revelador.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
She watched as it went spinning down the stairwell, its beam circling around the hall until it hit the floor and went out.
La vio dar vueltas por la escalinata, con el haz luminoso girando por el vestíbulo, hasta que chocó contra el suelo y se apagó.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
As he pushed his face off the carpet his vision spun, and he thanked God that dose of morphine had been calibrated for Bella's weight.
Cuando empujó su cara de la alfombra su visión lo hizo girar, y agradeció a Dios que la dosis de morfina hubiera sido calibrada para el peso de Bella.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
The sky spun above him and his nose filled with the smell of cordite.
El cielo daba vueltas encima de Cowart y todo olía a cordita.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
Joan spinning off from a marriage that had been an illusion for years.
«Joan lanzándose a otra vida para abandonar un matrimonio que durante años había sido una ilusión.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
It contained two concentric centrifuges that spun to simulate gravity; the outer one matched the conditions on Beta Hydri III, and the inner one simulated Delta Pavonis II.
Contenía dos centrífugos concéntricos que rotaban para simular la gravedad; el exterior estaba ajustado a las condiciones en Beta Hydri III, y el interior simulaba las de Delta Pavonis II.
Sawyer, Robert / Calculating GodSawyer, Robert / El calculo de Dios
El calculo de Dios
Sawyer, Robert
© 2002 by Ediciones B, S.A.
© 2000 by Robert Sawyer
Calculating God
Sawyer, Robert
© 2000 by Robert Sawyer
Wilcox spun in the seat and stared at him.
Wilcox se removió en el asiento y lo miró fijamente.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach

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spɪnFeminine nounvuelta; revoluciónExamples

to give a wheel a spin — hacer girar una rueda

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Collocations

spin out
alargar
spin out
estirar
spin-dry
centrifugar
spinning top
trompo
spun textiles
textil hilada
life span
duración de la vida

Word forms

spin

verb
Basic forms
Pastspan, spun
Imperativespin
Present Participle (Participle I)spinning
Past Participle (Participle II)spun
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I spinwe spin
you spinyou spin
he/she/it spinsthey spin
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am spinningwe are spinning
you are spinningyou are spinning
he/she/it is spinningthey are spinning
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have spunwe have spun
you have spunyou have spun
he/she/it has spunthey have spun
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been spinningwe have been spinning
you have been spinningyou have been spinning
he/she/it has been spinningthey have been spinning
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I span, spunwe span, spun
you span, spunyou span, spun
he/she/it span, spunthey span, spun
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was spinningwe were spinning
you were spinningyou were spinning
he/she/it was spinningthey were spinning
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had spunwe had spun
you had spunyou had spun
he/she/it had spunthey had spun
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been spinningwe had been spinning
you had been spinningyou had been spinning
he/she/it had been spinningthey had been spinning
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will spinwe shall/will spin
you will spinyou will spin
he/she/it will spinthey will spin
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be spinningwe shall/will be spinning
you will be spinningyou will be spinning
he/she/it will be spinningthey will be spinning
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have spunwe shall/will have spun
you will have spunyou will have spun
he/she/it will have spunthey will have spun
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been spinningwe shall/will have been spinning
you will have been spinningyou will have been spinning
he/she/it will have been spinningthey will have been spinning
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would spinwe should/would spin
you would spinyou would spin
he/she/it would spinthey would spin
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be spinningwe should/would be spinning
you would be spinningyou would be spinning
he/she/it would be spinningthey would be spinning
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have spunwe should/would have spun
you would have spunyou would have spun
he/she/it would have spunthey would have spun
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been spinningwe should/would have been spinning
you would have been spinningyou would have been spinning
he/she/it would have been spinningthey would have been spinning
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am spunwe are spun
you are spunyou are spun
he/she/it is spunthey are spun
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being spunwe are being spun
you are being spunyou are being spun
he/she/it is being spunthey are being spun
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been spunwe have been spun
you have been spunyou have been spun
he/she/it has been spunthey have been spun
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was spunwe were spun
you were spunyou were spun
he/she/it was spunthey were spun
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being spunwe were being spun
you were being spunyou were being spun
he/she/it was being spunthey were being spun
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been spunwe had been spun
you had been spunyou had been spun
he/she/it had been spunthey had been spun
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be spunwe shall/will be spun
you will be spunyou will be spun
he/she/it will be spunthey will be spun
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been spunwe shall/will have been spun
you will have been spunyou will have been spun
he/she/it will have been spunthey will have been spun

spin

noun
SingularPlural
Common casespinspins
Possessive casespin'sspins'