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English definition of “spin off something”

spin off something

phrasal verb with spin    /spɪn/ verb (present participle spinning, past tense and past participle spun  /spʌn/)
to produce something additional , often something not originally planned : The space program has spun off many new commercial technologies . To spin off something is also to form a separate company from parts of an existing company : The corporation will spin its maintenance department off as an independent business .
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