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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “spiral”

spiral

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈspaɪə.rəl/ US  /ˈspaɪr.əl/
a shape made up of curves, each one above or wider than the one before
螺旋形
A corkscrew is spiral-shaped.
瓶塞钻是螺旋形的。
Bends, loops and curves
downward spiral when a price, etc. is becoming lower, or when a situation is getting worse and is difficult to control because one bad event causes another
(价格等的)不断下降;(局面的)迅速恶化;螺旋式恶性下滑
This year's downward spiral of house prices has depressed the market.
今年房价的持续下跌造成了市场的疲软。
We must avoid the downward spiral in which unemployment leads to homelessness and then to crime.
我们必须避免失业导致无家可归,进而导致犯罪的恶性循环。
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(Definition of spiral noun from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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