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noun [countable]     spiral pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a shape that looks like a set of circles inside each other, made by one line curving inside itself
    1. a.
      a shape made by something that curves around a central line or post and along its length
  2. 2
    a situation that gets worse and worse

    the endless spiral of violence and hatred

    upward/downward spiral:

    a downward economic spiral

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     spiral pronunciation in British English



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