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n. (plural of spin English) vb. (en-third-person singular of: spin)


The spins (as in having "the spins") is an adverse reaction of intoxication that causes a state of vertigo and nausea, causing one to feel as if he or she is "spinning out of control", especially when lying down. It is most commonly associated with drunkenness or mixing alcohol with other psychoactive drugs such as cannabis. This state is likely to cause vomiting, but having the spins is not life-threatening unless pulmonary aspiration occurs.

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Maybe the spins had nothing to do with fixing destinations, and the portals always stopped where they started, as part of a recharging process of some kind.

He touches his wristcontroller and blinks as a microthin canopy of molecular polymer spins up from the hoop, closes over his head, and continues to bulge above him.

In case you have never tested the stability of your constitution on this ride, you stand with your back against the inside of a circular Plexiglas structure that spins at a high speed.

He slides the thin folder into the safe behind his chair, turns the locking handle and spins the dial, then signs himself out of the reading room and submits to the usual exit search.

Above my workstation, a pinwheel spins lazily in the draft of the ventilation system.

He spins the big man around and propels him back toward the boy hard enough that the man stumbles forward, forgets that his right arm will no longer work to break his fall, and goes face first into the gravel and mud at the feet of the boy with the gun.

Lady Tenoctris is saying something but this guy spins something in front of her.

Mercury, or the nodes of specialized grist spread across human space decoding variations in antigraviton spins as they made their way backward in time.

He spins and rolls with confident grace as he flies between four trapezes, and he has no safety net.

He cries out, his hands coming free from the loose ropes as his body spins and crumples.