spin down

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spin down (third-person singular simple present spins down, present participle spinning down, simple past and past participle spun down)

  1. (of a rotating body) To reduce its speed of rotation.
  2. (figuratively) To diminish in energy; to slow down or peter out; to be gradually canceled or ended.
  3. (computing, intransitive, of a disk drive) To reduce its spinning speed from that required for reading and writing.