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synonyms for spun

  • reel
  • revolve
  • rotate
  • spiral
  • swim
  • turn
  • twirl
  • twist
  • whirl
  • gyrate
  • gyre
  • oscillate
  • pirouette
  • purl
  • wheel
  • pendulate
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antonyms for spun

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  • straighten
  • untwist
  • stand
  • steady
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How to use spun in a sentence

The "reach" went on with the forward axle, and the back wheels spun around, dashed across the road, and smashed into the fence.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
By-and-by, as his old friends rallied round him, he spun many a yarn about Rio.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
She liked the rapid gait at which they spun along, and the quick, sharp sound of the horses' hoofs on the hard road.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
He said "Now" with a little sucking in of breath and a thin anticipant smile and spun on his heel.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Even rocks have been imitated; and spun glass has often successfully represented water.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
American hemp was used, this softer fiber being spun by hand long after Manila hemp was spun by machines.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
After de wool an' cotton done been carded an' spun to thread, Mammy take de hanks an' drap dem in de pot of bollin' dye.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATESVARIOUS
He had hardly spoken before he spun half-way around, a surprised expression on his face.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
Then it spun around in a frantic convulsion, and in a moment lay dead on its back, its tiny fed tongue protruding, its paws rigid.
THE MEDICI BOOTSPEARL NORTON SWET
Spun out over a line of twenty rods, the cavalcade was the image of senseless rout.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SPUN

  • crocheted
  • purled
  • sewn
  • spun
  • webbed
  • wefted
  • woven
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