In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(act)to give sth a spin — hacer girar algo
- I'll give his new hit a spin later — dentro de un rato les voy a pinchar su último hit
1.2(in washing machine)(program/speed) (before noun) de centrifugadogive the sheets a spin — centrifuga las sábanas
- this load's on its final spin — esta carga está en el último ciclo de centrifugado
- He paced around the baseline, trying different spins and strokes as if running some sort of advanced testing programme.
- It was a simple spin to turn his back toward the assassin.
- As a fired bullet travels through the barrel, the grooves guide the bullet and give it a rapid spin.
- Sans its right engine, the skimmer shot hard to the right, and the rider swerved left to avoid it as it whirled in a sickening spin and crashed to the ground.
- The Conference of Mayors made a somewhat bizarre attempt to put a positive spin on the survey's findings.
- In the free skating discipline, a skater performs jumps, spins, and free skating movements.
- National Geographic magazine has only presented the positive spin about the dating methods.
- I can understand your role in putting a positive spin on what Government is doing in fighting crime, but why is it we are not seeing the tangible results of these moves on the ground?
- But if they are of the mind to, they can read it with a positive spin.
- Not to put too fine a point on it, this is the positive spin to which the nation is entitled to cling, for the moment at least, with Scotland lying third in a bunched-up table.
- Riders are judged on tricks which include spins, loops and jumps - as high as 50 ft off the water.
- In the field were a mass of tables and charts and diagrams, explanations of things people had done in years past, trying to put a new spin on old information.
- He was inclined to put the best spin on any socialist initiative.
- It took me five weeks of intensive training to learn 10 cabaret dance numbers, double spins on two-inch heels, but I got it in the end.
- I kept on skating ahead of him, gathering more and more momentum and doing a complex combination of twirls, spins, and turns.
- We should see lots of winding hip movements, turns and plenty of spins.
- This affects the action of the blades in spins and jumps.
- Overall, Karaoke Revolution is a creative spin on the rhythm genre.
- To topple their rivals, Zhao dreams of launching Shen into mid-air with the spin to whirl an additional 360 degrees and still touch down in stride.
- Despite efforts to put a positive spin on the outcome, the only concrete decision was that negotiations would continue.
- Although some may protest about ‘sexing up’ poor performance data, ‘creative accounting’ adds a positive spin.
- Caught between two rebellions, one inside and one outside the conference centre, officials sought to put a positive spin on the events.
- Much of the source material was from economic development agencies and while they may have presented a positive spin about its plans, each region was tested in the same way.
- Tiffani and John do theirs, and we progress through all the jumps and spins.
- So ultimately, there is a positive spin to this news item.
- This leaves room for some to develop a meritocratic spin on the capitalist system.
- Starting with the German Wheel act, Canadian Shayne Courtright deftly balanced himself in his spins, turns, twists of a wheel without losing ground.
- Mr. Callaghan has taught me how important spins and connecting steps are in addition to high quality jumps in a program.
- I took a bit more time to fool around flying the chute, doing turns and spins, and also having a better look around.
- Some boards like to put a positive spin on it as they did when I was on the board of trustees for a very large girls school.
- Children in rural Cambodia put a new spin on information technology and bikers get in on the act too.
- And even if I come off wrong, I still have to go through the motions of the spin, but I know that I'm going to fall.
- Why were the results from these studies presented with such a positive spin on tight blood glucose control when the results seem to show a benefit of metformin over sulphonylureas and insulin?
- I flew across the ice doing various jumps, spins, and dance steps.
- Two weeks prior to this accident I carried out a maintenance test flight on a military trainer that included several multi turn full spins and recoveries.
- I suppose if we put a positive spin on things, if the 3.73 was outperformed by the 3.46, we'd have some real problems.
- Finally, the word went out to the judges that well executed spins should be properly rewarded.
- And if, for once, their clubs don't do the talking, rest assured they will still put a favourable spin on things when they enter the media arena.
- In skating, this pre-stretching of the muscles is used in jumps, spins and turns.
(on ball)efecto masculinechanfle masculine Latin Americato put spin on the ball — darle chanfle a la pelota Latin America
- If we made a change to the ball's spin rate, for example, that would give some players an advantage over others.
- The scientists hope the findings will be used to fine-tune the aerodynamics of soccer balls and to design boots that impart spin to the ball more effectively.
- The difficulty of landing the power meter within the sweet spot AND putting spin on the ball is nice, but it can be difficult.
- The physics of this action will impart right to-left spin on the ball and produce a soft draw.
- There is a persisting myth in Indian cricket that spin is more important than pace.
- And what that does is that again adds greater spin to the ball.
- For me the star attraction of the team was the mystery spinner from Australia, Jack Iverson, who took to cricket after practising spin with a table tennis ball.
- So just as a leg spinner imparts spin through the wrist action so does Muralitharan.
- Some rotation of the wrist may be required in order to impart a slight carrying spin to get it into the basket.
- The clubface will be closing when it contacts the ball, imparting right-to-left spin.
- They put on a demonstration match for pupils at each school, showing some of the techniques, such as ball spin, involved in playing table tennis.
- Though someone like Kumble might be a glorious exception, spinners need to flight the ball to achieve spin, unless they are bowling on a vicious turner.
- Because the ground ball's spin caused it to move away from Tejada, he dived after it.
- This gives him momentum and sets him up for the moment of delivery, when his unusually supple wrists impart prodigious spin to the ball.
- Muralitharan's injured left shoulder is recovering by the day and, according to Whatmore, he is imparting as much spin as ever.
- It might, except that the heavy right spin placed on the cue ball imparts a small amount of left spin to the object ball.
- Even a slightly damp clubface hinders your ability to impart spin on the ball, reducing your ability to draw and fade the shot on command.
- He also showed tighter spin on his breaking ball.
- This spin on the ball causes it to travel in a straighter line.
- The rifled portion of the tube imparts spin to the projectile increasing stability in flight.
2.1(of aircraft)barrena femininecaída en espiral feminineto go into a spin — entrar en barrena
- to be in a (flat) spin — estar muy confuso / confundido
- The pilots were shot and killed instantly and had slumped over the controls, sending the plane into a spin.
- Our instructor took each of us up to demonstrate how to pull out of a spin.
- A couple of minutes before landing, the helicopter goes into a spin, and the ground seems to be coming up pretty fast.
- The strange characteristic about an inverted spin, according to one pilot, is that yaw is opposite to roll and can be quite disorienting.
- I continued to climb but saw the turn indicator go hard right and the altimeter unwinding - ingredients for an involuntary spin.
- One of my classmates and his instructor could not get the plane out of a spin during practice and both bailed out.
- The aircraft then assumed a slightly nose high attitude, snap rolled, and entered a spin before disappearing from sight.
- Somehow, he managed to come out of the spin and slow his speed to from hypersonic to subsonic.
- He thought the aircraft was going almost straight down during the spin.
- The airplane spin is one of Bryan Danielson's most devastating moves.
- I had a great time for myself, doing all the stunts and get into some funny positions and finally when trying to do two rolls at the top of a loop, the plane went into an outside spin.
- The Texan then entered a spin, descended rapidly and collided with the ground.
- The spin was recoverable but a great deal of altitude was lost in the recovery process and the Allies would later prey upon this weakness.
- His brother was an airplane pilot, and one day he was out solo, got into a spin, apparently couldn't recover, and went in with the airplane.
- Controls were also reported to be heavy when flying at high speeds, or at the beginning of a spin or snap roll.
- When the pilot attempted to fly in a vertical direction to create a stall, the aircraft was forced into a spin.
- An airplane in a spin does not gain airspeed and its rate of descent is relatively slow.
2.2Motor Vehiclestrompo masculinehe went into a spin on lap 16 — sufrió un trompo en la vuelta 16
- PAUL KIRKWOOD takes a spin through the Sherwood Pines after his first choice of ride went pop…
- She also managed to go for a spin in an Army armoured vehicle, having wandered over to a tank-washing installation to see if she could have her picture taken sitting on one of the machines.
- He makes trouble for Mathieu, even ‘borrowing’ his Volvo for a spin through town.
- Keep in mind that most offices require boat renters to attend training before they're allowed to take the boat out for a spin.
- But, from the gently used lot, there is no chance you'd plop down your thousands for a ride you hadn't taken for a spin.
- We continued our driving tour with a little spin through downtown and up Yonge Street before we turned east on Bloor Street.
- A day at Dublin Zoo, a trip to Mount Usher and even a spin on the new Luas and around the rejuvenated city centre was most enjoyable for all.
- Today, you can not only take a virtual spin in an Express LT - you can also drive the real thing.
- Unable to wait, though, we got some golfers to take MobiGolf round Turnberry for a test spin.
- The trip offers a local spin, like libations at a logger bar and a shuttle back to Schweitzer in county school buses.
- This Saturday, take a spin through the eight tour venues and see how it's being done.
- We took the DA - 9000 for a long spin and found it to be a less than smooth ride.
- I'll gladly swap my Teacup ride for a spin on the Waltzer, but I'll keep my Teacup repeat rider ticket in my wallet, just in case.
- I can see how hard it would be for him to resist the temptation to take a little spin, and he must have thought he could drive it, because he's taking driving lessons.
- Plus there were the ones used as Green Line coaches, and I took a spin on a very comfortable one which was offering free rides up to Seven Sisters and back.
- In this game, you get to strap into a NASCAR ride and take it for a spin against 24 other drivers.
- Look out for the MF03 Mini sponsored by Williams, taking a spin through the town with our models.
3informal(ride)to go for a spin — ir a dar un garbeo Spain informal
- If we say that voting 51 percent makes something right, then I think we in this country are in for a rather rough old spin.
- Had a letter from Georgie today & she's had a rotten spin for two months - no doubt you've heard all about it by now.
- I want to say right upfront that I think I have had an incredibly rough spin from the Chair today.
4(bias)(no imparcial) interpretación favorable feminine
transitive verbspun, spinning, span
1.1(turn)(wheel) hacer girar(top) hacer girar(top) hacer bailarhe spun the coin on the table — hizo girar la moneda (sobre su canto) sobre la mesa
- Patrick felt his face started heating up and quickly spun around.
- Nichole spun around quickly to see her brother Dorian behind her.
- Quickly she spun around, and there was the other arm coming right at her.
- Quickly standing, she spun around and stared into the eyes of the captain.
- Kaya quickly spun around and into the trees behind her, the only trees left on the Planet.
- Pandora spun round quickly and came eye to eye with Alexei who was smiling down at her.
- Realising his mother was trying to get his attention, Morgan quickly spun around.
- Once he'd spun round to look at her, he relaxed and smiled.
- Todd went back to his homework, but spun around quickly, remembering something.
- He spun round quickly so that he was almost facing her, and spoke in an urgent tone.
- She jumped and spun around quickly, breaking away from the grasp.
- I felt the prickling at my neck again and I quickly spun around.
- He spun around quickly in his chair and then cleared his throat.
- They quickly spun around and slashed the tree bark.
- I spun around quickly, hiding the piece of paper behind my back.
- Tanya spun round, her chair falling with a clatter.
- It braced itself quickly, spun around, and bit Clayton square in the throat.
- He shoved her away from him and spun around quickly in agitation, running a hand roughly through his hair.
- I spun around quickly to see a man with light grey eyes staring at me.
- The woman quickly spun around and pulled out a short sword.
1.3(ball) darle efecto a(ball) darle chanfle a Latin America
- Scotland's riposte was to gamely attempt to spin the ball wide, with Hinshelwood appearing twice in the line.
- The ball spun to Henry, who was brought down by Oakes.
- Uni scored first from a backline piece coming after a scrum about 20m out, with the ball spinning wide to winger Johnson Porykali.
- Others, shaping to play defensively, were beaten by turn and Steve Kirby was disconcerted by a ball that spun the other way.
- A small globe, covered with lines, solidified into a blue, green, and white ball, spinning in blackness.
- The Slieve Bloom keeper could only parry the ball and watch it spin into the top corner of the net.
- In the old days, they used to tell you to turn a little sideways and move into the pitch because the ball was spinning and would move away from the plate once it hit the dirt.
- The ball spun away from him and Ormerod beat Kelly to tuck it inside the left hand post.
- At least ‘Kim’ could get the ball spinning the right way and land it within 10 or 20 metres of a teammate.
- Lock Lee Evans scored the try of the match from a line-out 15 metres out when he caught the ball cleanly spun to his left and with good back-up surged through for the line.
- The ball spun viciously, and forced a great touch from the keeper.
- A glitter ball spins around in the rack room, throwing dots of white light into the studios and production area.
- The keeper was also behind the second attempt, but somehow the ball spun away from him and over the line.
- The ball spun for the Ecuadorean and he banged in a fierce shot which the goalkeeper could only palm away.
- This had the effect of galvanising the visitors, with the ball spinning confidently down the line, pinning the home side briefly back against their line.
- From the resulting corner the same player powered in a header, but Steels keeper Richard Siddall half-blocked it and clawed the ball clear as it spun netwards.
- Over the past few years, we have made a habit of winning on tailor-made pitches at home, where the ball spins viciously from day one.
- This means that the ball spins less, so the combination of being further away and hitting it easier meant that it was almost impossible for him to spin it back off the green.
- As they pushed Stewartry, gaining a succession of penalties, the ball spun wide to be knocked on, ironically, by Smith with the line in sight.
- Winger John Ladell scored the first of his two tries after a galloping run from second-row Dave Preston set Kendal up to spin the ball wide.
- The textile workshop spins local wool and uses natural dyes to produce an array of knitted, crocheted, and woven items.
- At first it had seemed such a good idea, to sit at the spinning wheel and spin the soft cream wool of her Jacob's sheep into fine woollen thread.
- Although we think of nylon as a material that is spun into fibers, the plastic has other uses as well.
- Raw flax and wool was spun into yarn, this was then dyed or bleached, woven into cloth and then cut and sewn into the garments their families needed.
- Custom Woolen Mills continues to process and spin wool much the same way it was done in the late 1800s.
- The plan now is to get hold of some fleece or other spinnable fibre, infuse it with power from various herbs and additives, spin it into yarn using my magic spindle, then weave it into magical cloth.
- Typically, American stocking factories spun their own wool into yarn or thread.
- Visitors were also able to learn how to light fires and comb and spin wool.
- In summer, in the shady regions by the Indus and in Nubra, wool is spun and winter blankets are woven.
- The cleaned and carded wool would then be spun by spinsters.
- Aunt Betty often offered to spin neighbours' wool for them as a source of extra income.
- Carding and spinning wool is fun, and the students used the results in many projects.
- In these interior images, figures read aloud, spin wool, and converse with one another.
- These fibres would then be spun in the same way as flax or wool.
- In 1767, James Hargreaves, a Oswaldtwistle weaver, put East Lancashire on the map when he invented the Spinning Jenny, which was also used to spin wool.
- Women sit spinning wool in front of the mud-brick church.
- The animals are renowned for their fibre; the fleece they produce can be spun into expensive wool.
- Women throughout the Andes can be seen spinning wool almost all day, even while sitting at the market or waiting for a bus.
- Craftspeople spin cotton fabrics and weave strips of cloth that are sewn together to make durable garments.
- In another building, not far from where the sewing is taking place, cotton is spun into yarn and turned into a material.
- Plus you've got the Forth Estate firmly in the pocket of the Executive Branch, which means you never know just how this story will be spun to the voting public.
- This time, they try to spin the story as a ‘legal way to download music.’
- Old Bolshies will spin this story to defend Lenin and Communism.
- They could spin stories with gentle liberal bias, and only a few eyes would roll.
- He and his team have sought out politically friendly journalists to spin the story in the media in the direction that makes him most comfortable.
- One early tactic was to spin the story as a business failure rather than a political scandal.
- They spin the story from an African American perspective, making us the center, not the periphery of the story.
- Public relations firms spun stories to show why big oil companies were not at all to blame.
- Unsurprisingly, the story is much more complex than the headline suggests and provides yet another example of the story being spun to meet a commercial agenda.
- The alternative Houston weekly that broke the story spun the tale as one of Olafson using his blog to rat on local politicians.
- I expect the British media to spin the story, to tell us selective or partial truths… that's an inevitable consequence of being human, really.
- As an informed American, I think you would be alarmed at the way stories are spun or banned outright from the American people.
- Of course, the reporter spun the story that way to make it seem like Mr. Bush is a fanatic under the spell of religious zealots.
- You would have to be fairly frightened to spin the story of those young people's deaths so that the cause was a law that protects a living creature.
- Because no one would be physically present at the event, waving banners or singing songs, the company/media/government could spin the story however they liked.
- Now that the ‘Kodee Kennings’ letters to her father have been revealed as fakes, how does the AP spin the story?
- However, it's still a bit surprising today to see Eolas trying to spin yesterday's story as good news for them.
3.1(tale/story) contarhe spins a good tale — sabe contar cuentos
3.2(interpret with bias)(news/event) darle una sesgo positivo a(event/news) sesgar favorablemente
intransitive verbspun, spinning, span
1.1(rotate)(wheel) girar(top) girar(top) bailarthe rear wheels spun in the mud — las ruedas de atrás giraban en falso en el barro
- she spun on her heel — giró sobre sus talones
- my head is spinning — la cabeza me da vueltas
1.2(washing machine) centrifugar
1.3(move rapidly)dar vueltasit spun through the air — dio vueltas por el aire
- the glass spun across the table — el vaso fue rodando por la mesa
- the blow sent her spinning across the room — el golpe la mandó dando tumbos al otro lado de la habitación
- the car spun out of control — el coche sufrió un trompo
1.4Aviationcaer en barrena
2(draw out threads)hilar
- He went inside and came across a beautiful woman spinning golden thread.
- In Bulgarian ‘stretching the delight’ means to spin the yarn and to ‘have a glass of cold water’ means to be lied to.
- Edward had been very impressed at how quickly she could spin such an even thread.
- Most early weavers spun their own yarn and made their own dyes.
- Call me lazy, but I don't really want to grow my own cotton, spin my own thread, weave my own cloth, and sew a shirt out of it.
- Woven into the cloth and fur are spun golden threads, the whole accursedly heavy piece of clothing made durable with the help of a little magic.
- Yet, not even the largest hosiery mills of England spun their own thread.
- About fifty young women and girls were bent over their sewing or spinning large quantities of thread.
- They are spun or twined in many ways to be used to tie a parcel, to tow or pull something, and to tie a ship to a dock.
- Right-minded people will be envisaging finely spun threads of silver, woven together to form a delicate cord.
- She was on a production line that spins cotton thread onto the spools.
- They're spun of wool from free-range vegetarian Llamas.
- Our ancestors may have spun string long before our earliest record of it.
- These strong, thick ropes are spun using hundreds and even thousands of steel wires.
- He was told to spin jute yarn by a hand rotating machine, because of which his palms were blistered and, at times, bleeding.
- It's a mystery that ultimately is revealed as Cornelia spins her yarn for the man she has chosen to share her secret.
- Exceptionally soft bicomponent yarn is being spun with a new tandem spinning system.
- She picked up the distaff and idly worked on spinning the threads once again, as if tartly trying to find an excuse not to look at him.
- The stalks of wheat could be spun and braided into many useful things.
- There was a guy in there showing a girl how to spin yarn using a spindle.
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