Synonyms of 'spiral'
something that follows a winding course or that has a twisting formLarks were rising in spirals from the ridge.
to follow a spiral course or be in the shape of a spiralSmoke spiralled from a joss stick.
to increase or decrease with steady accelerationa spiralling trend of violence
See spiral downwards
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in the sense of climb
to increase in value or amount
Prices have climbed by 21% since the beginning of the year.
in the sense of helix
Coil the fibre into a helix.
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Thesaurus for spiral from the Collins English Thesaurus