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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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[19] studied the structure and property development of three dry-jet wet spun fibers; polyacrylonitrile-comethyl acrylate (PAN-co-MA), polyacrylonitrile-co-methacrylic acid (PAN-co-MAA), and polyacrylonitrile-co-itaconic acid (PAN-co-IA).
He dropped in, spun it and landed halfway on the deck on his back, then shot to the flatbottom.
The plunger top is spun by pumping a plunger up and down.
The characteristics of the yarns spun on these two systems are much improved but still area could be broadened towards yarn compatibility to value added fabric formation.
Subsidiaries purchased by Distributing during the five-year period can now be spun off tax-free if the shareholders do not receive Distributing's purchased basis for the subsidiaries' stock.
Getting spun is flattering, like being seduced, or like being admitted to the club.