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spiralnoun [C]

uk   /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.downward spiral C2 a situation in which a price, etc. becomes lower, or a situation gets worse and is difficult to control because one bad event causes another: This year's downward spiral of house prices has depressed the market. We must avoid the downward spiral in which unemployment leads to homelessness and then to crime.
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spiralverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈspaɪə.rəl/  us   /ˈspaɪr.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to move in a spiral: With one wing damaged, the model airplane spiralled downwards. If costs, prices, etc. spiral, they increase faster and faster: Spiralling costs have squeezed profits.spiral downwards (of prices, etc.) to get less, at a faster and faster rate

spiraladjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈspaɪə.rəl/  us   /ˈspaɪr.əl/
shaped in a series of curves, each one above or wider than the one before: a spiral staircase a spiral galaxy
Traducciones de “spiral”
en árabe حَلَزون…
en coreano 나선형…
in Malaysian berlingkar, berlingkar-lingkar…
en francés en spirale…
en turco sarmal, spiral, helezon…
en italiano spirale…
en chino (tradicionál) 螺旋形…
en ruso спираль…
en polaco spirala…
in Vietnamese có dạng xoắn, xoắn ốc…
en español espiral, en espiral…
en portugués espiral…
in Thai ที่เป็นเกลียว, ที่วกวน, เป็นวงก้นหอย…
en alemán gewunden, Wendel-…, Spiral-……
en catalán espiral…
en japonés らせん, 渦巻き…
in Indonesian berputar, spiral…
en chino (simplificado) 螺旋形…
(Definition of spiral from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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