Translation of "spiral" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


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

to move in a spiral

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

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


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