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spiral

US [ˈspaɪrəl]
UK ['spaɪrəl]
  • n.螺旋式;螺旋形;逐渐加速上升(或下降)
  • v.螺旋式上升(或下降);盘旋上升(或下降);急剧增长
  • adj.螺旋形的;螺旋式的
  • Web推理之绊;螺线;螺旋的
Plural Form:spirals  Present Participle:spiraling  Present Participle:spiralling  Past Tense:spiraled  Past Tense:spiralled  
Spiral
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n.
1.
螺旋形;螺旋式a shape or design, consisting of a continuous curved line that winds around a central point, with each curve further away from the centre
The birds circled in a slow spiral above the house.
鸟儿在房子上空缓缓盘旋。
2.
逐渐加速上升(或下降)a continuous harmful increase or decrease in sth, that gradually gets faster and faster
the destructive spiral of violence in the inner cities
内城区日益严重的暴力行为
measures to control the inflationary spiral
控制日益恶化的通货膨胀的措施
the upward/downward spiral of sales
日渐上升╱下降的销售额
adj.
1.
螺旋形的;螺旋式的moving in a continuous curve that winds around a central point
A snail's shell is spiral in form.
蜗牛壳呈螺旋形。
v.
1.
[i]
(+ adv./prep.)
螺旋式上升(或下降);盘旋上升(或下降)to move in continuous circles, going upwards or downwards
The plane spiralled down to the ground.
飞机盘旋降落。
2.
[i]
急剧增长to increase rapidly
the spiralling cost of health care
急剧上涨的医疗费用
Prices are spiralling out of control.
物价飞涨,失去控制。

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