Translation of "spiral" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /ˈspaɪə.rəl/ US  /ˈspaɪr.əl/

a shape made up of curves, each one above or wider than the one before

A corkscrew is spiral-shaped. 瓶塞鑽是螺旋形的。
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

This year's downward spiral of house prices has depressed the market. 今年房價的持續下跌造成了市場的疲軟。
We must avoid the downward spiral in which unemployment leads to homelessness and then to crime. 我們必須避免失業導致無家可歸,進而導致犯罪的惡性循環。

(Translation of “spiral noun” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)