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spin

verb     /spɪn/ (present participle spinning, past tense spun, past participle UK also span)
spin (sb) a story/tale/yarn to tell a story, either to deceive someone or for entertainment: He spun some tale about needing to take time off work because his mother was ill. [+ two objects] They spun us a story about being in desperate need of money.Describing and telling storiesLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
(Definition of spin verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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