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The answer SPIN is seen frequently, appearing about once every 100 puzzles.

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SPIN as a noun:

1. a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
2. (spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl) = the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
3. a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"
4. (tailspin, spin) = rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
5. a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"

SPIN as a verb:

1. (spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate) = revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
2. stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods"
3. (whirl, birl, spin, twirl) = cause to spin; "spin a coin"
4. make up a story; "spin a yarn"
5. form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"
6. work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"
7. twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"
8. (spin, spin out) = prolong or extend; "spin out a visit"