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Meaning of "spin off something" - American English Dictionary

spin off something

phrasal verb with spin  us   /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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