spin out
intransitive verb Date: 1951 to make a rotational skid in an automobile

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  • spin out — {v. phr.} 1. To go out of control. * /The bus spun out on the icy road and fell into the ditch./ 2. To make something go out of control. * /Tom stepped on the brakes so fast that he spun his car out of control and went off the road./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spin out — {v. phr.} 1. To go out of control. * /The bus spun out on the icy road and fell into the ditch./ 2. To make something go out of control. * /Tom stepped on the brakes so fast that he spun his car out of control and went off the road./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spin-out — /spin owt /, n. the spinning out of control into a rotating skid of a car or other vehicle. Also, spinout. [1950 55; n. use of v. phrase spin out] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Spin out — For the attraction, see Spin Out (ride). A spin out, also known as a spin off or a starburst, refers to a type of corporate action where a company splits off sections of itself as a separate business.[1] The common definition of spin out is when… …   Wikipedia

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  • Spin Out — A type of corporate restructuring. Spin outs occur when a corporation breaks off parts or divisions of itself to form a new corporation. The new company that is spun out brings with it some of the parent company s assets and equipment. The SEC… …   Investment dictionary

  • spin out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms spin out : 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 to make something last for a long time, usually longer than is… …   English dictionary

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