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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.

(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.
Translations of “spin sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 產品, 派生出,衍生出…
in Chinese (Simplified) 产品, 派生出,衍生出…
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