Translation of "spiral" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

spiral

verb [ I usually + adv/prep ] uk us /ˈspaɪə.rəl/ US  /ˈspaɪr.əl/ (-ll- or US USUALLY -l-)

to move in a spiral

呈螺旋式上升(或下降);盘旋上升(或下降)
With one wing damaged, the model airplane spiralled downwards. 模型飞机的一个机翼坏了,盘旋着下坠。

If costs, prices, etc. spiral, they increase faster and faster

(费用、价格等)急剧增长,急速上升
Spiralling costs have squeezed profits. 急剧上升的成本压缩了利润空间。
spiral downwards

(of prices, etc.) to get less, at a faster and faster rate

(价格等)急剧下降

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