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Spin

To attempt to present a situation in the best possible light. For example, a political operative may attempt to spin a situation in which a candidate who took a bribe by saying it was a gift or donation. The term is somewhat derogatory, but is common in business as well as politics. See also: Jawboning.
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Inside it was like being shut in a spin-drier, all ear-splitting noise and tangled clothes, with everybody bent at the waist to bellow into one another's ears.
The accident happened when Christopher and his friends were able to operate a top loading spin-drier with the lid open at a council laundry near his home in Lizard Walk.
A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy whose arm was ripped off in a spin-drier was undergoing a further operation today.