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Adjective
Having the shape of a spiral
“The unit pictured has a spiral twist, first bent around a big tin can, then a smaller one and then an even smaller one for smooth curves.”
Adjective
Characterized by incongruity in shape or form
Adjective
Radiating from a central point
Adjective
Having rotary motion in the manner of a clock
Adjective
Moving or located in the direction of rotation opposite from clockwise
Adjective
Shaped like a circle or cylinder
Noun
A spiral curve, shape, pattern, or object
“In it he describes very clearly the distinctive spiral shaped organisms which were later identified as being part of the helicobacter family.”
Noun
A curve that is the locus of a point that rotates about a fixed point while continuously increasing its distance from that point
Noun
A thing that is complex and difficult to follow
Noun
An act of moving something in a circular direction around an axis or point
Noun
Flight maneuver
Noun
A galaxy in spiral structure
Noun
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 fastening made by looping a piece of string, rope, or something similar on itself and tightening it
Noun
A point at which something turns or bends
Noun
A whirling mass of fluid or air, especially a whirlpool or whirlwind
Verb
Show a continuous and dramatic increase
“The Northern Ireland drug chief, Jo Daykin, yesterday said cannabis use there could spiral following the move.”
Verb
Move in a spiral course
“White smoke must soon spiral up from Smith Square.”
Verb
Decrease or deteriorate continuously
“Meanwhile, diplomatic relations between the two nuclear-armed states continue to spiral downward.”
Verb
Move or cause to move rapidly in a circle or spiral
Verb
To perform a glissade
Verb
Sink, drop, or slope downwards
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