Definition of Spin out

1. Verb. Prolong or extend. "Spin out a visit"

Exact synonyms: Spin
Generic synonyms: Draw Out, Extend, Prolong, Protract

Definition of Spin out

1. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) to prolong, make longer (in time) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spin Out

spin doctored
spin doctoring
spin doctors
spin drier
spin dryer
spin echo
spin foam
spin ice
spin ices
spin label
spin labelling
spin labels
spin off
spin one's wheels
spin out (current term)
spin polarization
spin quantum number
spin room
spin rooms
spin round
spin the bottle
spin the plate
spin the platter
spin trapping
spin wave
spina angularis
spina bifida aperta

Literary usage of Spin out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Political and Literary Anecdotes of His Own Times by William King (1818)
"... four or five short sentences, a modern dedicator would easily spin out into forty or fifty pages ?. I have often wondered how the custom of writing long ..."

2. The History of England, from the Earliest Period, to the Close of the Year by John Bigland (1813)
"In this dilemma, the best expedient that he could devise was to spin out the business in a long negociation, in the hope that a change in the king's mind, ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Preparation, provident measures or slept, provident c.ire, arrangement. 4. Proviso, stipulation, clause, condition, previous agreement. (in timt)^ spin out. ..."

4. Dizionario delle lingue italiana ed ingleseby Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti by Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti (1807)
"TI spin out the time, prolongan-, ... To spin out the. war, far spins, la trottola dorme.—Ttie blood spins out of his ..."

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