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English definition of “spin sth off”

spin sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with spin   /spɪn/ (present participle spinning, past tense spun, past participle UK also span) us  

(PRODUCT)

to produce a useful and unexpected result in addition to the intended result: The American space program has spun off new commercial technologies. Every new job that is created spins off three or four more in related fields.Creating and producingInventing, designing and innovation

(COMPANY)

mainly US to form a separate company from part of an existing company: The company is trying to spin off part of its business.Mergers and takeoversStarting, succeeding and failing in business
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