Translation of "spiral" - English-Traditional 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. 模型飛機的一個機翼壞了,盤旋下墜。

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

Spiralling costs have squeezed profits. 急遽上升的成本壓縮了利潤空間。
spiral downwards

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


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