spin out

spin out
verb
prolong or extend
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spin out a visit

Syn: ↑spin
Hypernyms: ↑prolong, ↑protract, ↑extend, ↑draw out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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[verb]
prolong, amplify, delay, drag out, draw out, extend, lengthen

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spin out
1. To prolong, protract
2. (of a vehicle) to execute a spinning skid and leave the road, etc
3. (of an educational establishment) to create (a company) to exploit commercial opportunities identified by its research
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Main Entry:spin

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ˌspin ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they spin out he/she/it spins out present participle spinning out past tense spun out past participle spun out] phrasal verb
to make something last for a long time, usually longer than is good or necessary

I tried to spin things out until you arrived.

Thesaurus: to make something continue or last longersynonym
Main entry: spin

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(of a driver or car) lose control, esp. in a skid

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spin out [phrasal verb]
1 US, of a vehicle : to slide and turn around quickly in an uncontrolled way

The truck spun out on a patch of ice.

He took a sharp corner too fast and spun out.

2 spin (something) out or spin out (something) chiefly Brit : to make (something) last for a very long time

They're deliberately trying to spin out the debate.

3 spin out of control
3 a : to move in a way that is not controlled

The rocket spun out of control and crashed.

3 b : to keep getting worse in a way that is hard to stop or fix

Her drinking problem is spinning out of control.

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Main Entry:spin

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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