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(形容词) 
Definition
having the shape of a spiral
a spiral staircase
同义词
coiled
,
winding
a long and winding road
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corkscrew
, ,
scrolled
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whorled
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helical
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cochlear
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voluted
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cochleate (biology)
(名词) 
Definition
something that follows a winding course or that has a twisting form
Larks were rising in spirals from the ridge.
同义词
coil
Tess slung the coil of rope over her shoulder.
,
helix
Coil the fibre into a helix.
,
corkscrew
,
whorl
The plant has dense whorls of red-purple flowers.
, ,
gyre (literary)
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curlicue
,
volute
(动词) 
Definition
to follow a spiral course or be in the shape of a spiral
Smoke spiralled from a joss stick.
同义词
coil
I turned off the water and began to coil the hose.
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wind
The snake wound around my leg.
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twist
She twisted her hair into a bun.
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snake
The road snaked through the forested mountains.
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twirl
She twirled an empty glass in her fingers.
(动词) 
Definition
to increase or decrease with steady acceleration
a spiralling trend of violence
同义词
soar
soaring unemployment
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rise
We need to increase our charges in order to meet rising costs.
, ,
climb
Prices have climbed by 21% since the beginning of the year.
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rocket
Fresh food is so scarce that prices have rocketed sharply.
,
shoot up

动词短语

See spiral downwards

其他同义词

in the sense of climb
Definition
to increase in value or amount
Prices have climbed by 21% since the beginning of the year.
同义词
in the sense of helix
Definition
a spiral
Coil the fibre into a helix.
同义词
corkscrew,
gyre (literary),
curlicue,
volute
in the sense of rise
Definition
to increase in amount or value
We need to increase our charges in order to meet rising costs.
同义词
go up,
get higher

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Video: pronunciation of 'spiral'

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