Salad greens should be rinsed in cold water and then spun dry in a lettuce spinner.
Catton has spun a great story, in a good old-fashioned-yet-modern kind of way.
The look on their faces as they spun those cymbals and stomped their feet was pure joy.
He spun three times, stopped on a dime, and flashed the familiar “jazz hands” pose before walking away.
They spun round and round, for the Cubs, for themselves, for the good times.
So he spun on, carelessly good-humored, as they climbed the wind-ing hill-path.
The woman ancestor kitchen-gardened, spun, wove, and nourished the poultry.
He closed the door of the safe, spun the knob, and in the desk-drawer replaced the slip of paper bearing the combination.
Lloyd clapped her hands and spun around the room like a top.
I remember her well as she sang and spun aloft in the attic.
Old English spinnan "draw out and twist fibers into thread," from Proto-Germanic *spenwanan (cf. Old Norse and Old Frisian spinna, Danish spinde, Dutch spinnen, Old High German spinnan, German spinnen, Gothic spinnan), from PIE *(s)pen- "stretch" (cf. Armenian henum "I weave;" Greek patos "garment, literally "that which is spun;" Lithuanian pinu "I plait, braid," spandau "I spin;" Middle Welsh cy-ffiniden "spider;" see span (v.)).
Sense of "to cause to turn rapidly" is from 1610s; meaning "revolve, turn around rapidly" first recorded 1660s. Meaning "attempt to influence reporters' minds after an event has taken place but before they have written about it" seems to have risen to popularity in the 1984 U.S. presidential campaign; e.g. spin doctor, first attested 1984. Spinning wheel is attested from c.1400; spinning-jenny is from 1783 (see jenny); invented by James Hargreaves c.1764-7, patented 1770.
"fairly rapid ride," 1856, from spin (v.).
To tell everything one knows; be totally and lengthily candid: ''Can I be perfectly frank with you?'' ''Good. Spill your guts'' (1927+)