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spiral

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈspaɪərəl/
a situation in which prices, levels, rates, etc. go down, or in which a situation gets worse and is difficult to control because one bad event causes another: a spiral of sth The world's two biggest economies are caught in a spiral of borrowing. This year's downward spiral of house prices has depressed the market. My former colleagues have been stuck in a spiral that continues to say, the only way we can continue our profit margins is to cut good journalism, and that is to me a death spiral.
Translations of “spiral”
in Arabic حَلَزون…
in Korean 나선형…
in Malaysian lingkaran…
in French spirale…
in Turkish sarmal, spiral, helezon…
in Italian spirale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 螺旋形…
in Russian спираль…
in Polish spirala…
in Vietnamese đường xoắn ốc…
in Spanish espiral…
in Portuguese espiral…
in Thai เส้นขด…
in German die Spirale…
in Catalan espiral…
in Japanese らせん, 渦巻き…
in Indonesian gulungan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 螺旋形…
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