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tailspinnoun [C]

 us   /ˈteɪlˌspɪn/
a ​suddenfall that cannot be ​controlled: The ​plane went into a tailspin and ​crashed. Events in Asia ​sent the ​stockmarket into a tailspin.
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tailspinnoun

uk   /ˈteɪlˌspɪn/  us   /ˈteɪlˌspɪn/
[C usually singular] a ​situation in which a ​planeturns round and round as it ​fallsquickly towards the ​ground
[S] a ​situation in which something ​starts to ​fail or ​losevalue and gets more and more out of ​control: Share ​prices went into a tailspin when the ​CEOresigned.
(Definition of tailspin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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