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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Those cleared included homes with mounting coronavirus outbreaks before or during the inspections, as well as those that saw cases and deaths spiral upward after inspectors reported no violations had been found, in some cases multiple times.As pandemic raged and thousands died, government regulators cleared most nursing homes of infection-control violations|Debbie Cenziper, Joel Jacobs, Shawn Mulcahy|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Beyond the spiral arms of our galaxy lies a giant halo of hot gas.Meet the disk-shaped halo of hot gas you currently live in|Kate Baggaley|October 21, 2020|Popular Science
Multiple poll workers withdrew during the April primary as the pandemic spiraled out of control.Wisconsin early voting kicks off amid surge in coronavirus cases|Derek Hawkins, Dan Simmons|October 20, 2020|Washington Post
This tension could spiral into various unpleasant scenarios of varying danger or risk to the country.Mike Pence does not seem prepared to save the republic, should he be called upon to do so|Philip Bump|October 8, 2020|Washington Post
Deprived of his right to exercise his talent, Taku SEKINE, who lived for the kitchen, within two months locked himself in a violent spiral of depression.
The Atlantis was spiralling up to her ten-thousand-foot level, and in a moment or two she was nothing more than a speck.The Air Pirate|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
In a few more strides, Alex would be over its outer perimeter spiralling down endless chutes of dirt.The Land of Look Behind|Paul Cameron Brown
All these great continental and oceanic systems of spiralling winds are important climatic controls.
That hill is not a badly spiralling one, but it is long and steep and usually ridden with brakes.Dangerous Ages|Rose Macaulay
The volan was fluttering, spiralling slowly as Georg struggled to hold his place.Tarrano the Conqueror|Raymond King Cummings