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English definition of “spin sth off”

spin sth off

(PRODUCT) phrasal verb with spin     /spɪn/ verb (present participle spinning, past tense spun, past participle UK also span)
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
(Definition of spin sth off (PRODUCT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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