verb (used without object), spi·raled, spi·ral·ing or (especially British) spi·ralled, spi·ral·ling.
verb (used with object), spi·raled, spi·ral·ing or (especially British) spi·ralled, spi·ral·ling.
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Flying saucers hover here and there, red spirals echo the poster for Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “Vertigo,” and the general trippiness is a flashback to acid-rock light shows.In the galleries: The Washington colorists and the CIA|Mark Jenkins|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In restaurants, the consequences of the death spiral of pandemic mismanagement are glaringly obvious, and speak to a larger breakdown in public life.Restaurants and the People Who Work in Them Need a Bailout. Let’s Finally Give Them One.|Meghan McCarron|November 19, 2020|Eater
The whales with spiraled tusks jutting from their heads have been known to live in small groups that, at times, come together to form large pods.
Life’s stresses cloud my thinking and I spiral into a downward circle of frustration, fear and doubt.Friday feedback: Defending democracy, finding purpose|Alan Murray|November 13, 2020|Fortune
In 2007, we were watching someone spiral away from the constraint of her managers and image-handlers and ultimately even out of her own control.Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive|Constance Grady|November 11, 2020|Vox
Authorities in Hong Kong, at least for the moment, have lost control of spiraling protests in the city.
Spiraling gun violence has earned Chicago the nickname Chiraq.
Unsurprisingly, Phillips himself seems to be spiraling out of control.Sex Scandal Rocks the Duggars’ Christian Patriarchy Movement|Amanda Marcotte|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite a spiraling rabbit hole of media quibbling about what Huckabee supposedly said, the basic gist of his remarks were clear.
Debt has a habit of spiraling out of control and thus “fragilizing systems,” as Nassim Taleb puts it.
I eased back on my throttle, settled into a spiraling glide, and sank down into the fog, flying by instruments.Test Pilot|David Goodger (email@example.com)
He went up and over the hill, spiraling into the sky in a climb steeper than any ship had ever carried him.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin|Al Avery
I was behind him and picked a German who was spiraling either upward or downward, for a few seconds I was not sure which.High Adventure|James Norman Hall
The spark descended rather slowly, with a spiraling movement, and trailing the heavy smoke.Our Part in the Great War|Arthur Gleason
First, a decade of rampant inflation drained its reserves as we tried to protect beneficiaries from the spiraling cost of living.