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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 ​originallyplanned: The ​spaceprogram has spun off many new ​commercialtechnologies. To spin off something is also to ​form a ​separatecompany from ​parts of an ​existingcompany: The ​corporation will spin ​itsmaintenancedepartment off as an ​independentbusiness.
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