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spiral

noun [C]  /ˈspɑɪ·rəl/ us  
a shape of a continuous, curving line that forms circles around a center point: A corkscrew is made in a spiral. fig. Roy was bitter about the downward spiral of his life (= it was becoming continuously worse).
spiral
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈspɑɪ·rəl/ us  
New playground equipment includes a large spiral slide.

spiral

verb [I]  /ˈspɑɪ·rəl/ (-l-, -ll-) us  
to move in a spiral: The engine quit, and my beautiful model airplane spiraled downward. High winds spiraled around the storm center.
Translations of “spiral”
in Korean 나선형…
in Arabic حَلَزون…
in French en spirale…
in Turkish sarmal, spiral, helezon…
in Italian spirale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 螺旋形…
in Russian спираль…
in Polish spirala…
in Spanish espiral, en espiral…
in Portuguese espiral…
in German gewunden, Wendel-…, Spiral-……
in Catalan espiral…
in Japanese らせん, 渦巻き…
in Chinese (Simplified) 螺旋形…
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