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Noun
A spiral curve, shape, pattern, or object
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“It is in the shape of a leaning spiral, where the circles fall into darkness and disappear in the heights of the light.”
Noun
A large roll of fabric or similar material
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An act of moving something in a circular direction around an axis or point
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Flight maneuver
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A galaxy in spiral structure
Noun
A fastening made by looping a piece of material on itself and tightening it
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The rapid, uncontrollable descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
Noun
An area over which (or a space into which) a dispersed substance has spread or fanned out
Noun
A whirling mass of fluid or air, especially a whirlpool or whirlwind
Adjective
Having the shape of a spiral
“They described DNA as consisting of two strands joined together in the shape of a spiral staircase.”
Adjective
Characterized by incongruity in shape or form
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Radiating from a central point
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Having rotary motion in the manner of a clock
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Having a circular or cylindrical shape
Verb
To move in a spiral course
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“The two vortices spiral around each other prior to merging into a single vortex.”
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To show a continuous and dramatic increase
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“Medicare's cost per beneficiary will continue to spiral upward, placing an enormous burden on the federal budget and the economy.”
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To fly or ascend to a higher level
“Dirt, smoke, and steel pieces bellow and spiral into the air.”
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To decrease or deteriorate continuously
“Family-based agriculture will continue to spiral downward as a result of continued low commodity prices.”
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To perform a glissade
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To surge or roll in billows
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To physically fall or drop
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