Translation: from spanish

spiral out

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  • spiral out of control — ► if a situation spirals out of control, it becomes impossible to control because one bad event causes another: »The project spiraled out of control, running $300 million over budget. »There is a great deal of evidence that internet gambling is… …   Financial and business terms

  • spiral out of control —    When difficulties or costs spiral out of control, they get worse or increase continuously, creating a situation that becomes difficult to manage.     Some items were expensive but we were careful not to let the costs spiral out of control …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • out of control — ► if something is out of control, it cannot be dealt with successfully: be/get/spiral out of control »One of their biggest priorities is to prevent costs from getting out of control. Main Entry: ↑control …   Financial and business terms

  • spiral — ▪ I. spiral spi‧ral 1 [ˈspaɪərəl ǁ ˈspaɪr ] noun [countable] a process, usually a harmful one, in which something continuously rises, falls, gets worse etc, often starting off slowly but gradually speeding up until it is out of control: • Sales… …   Financial and business terms

  • spiral — 01. The birds were flying loops and [spirals] through the trees, and across the sky. 02. Most of the galaxies in the universe have a [spiral] shape. 03. We put a [spiral] binding on the book, so it could be opened and lain flat on a desk. 04.… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • spiral — spi|ral1 [ spaırəl ] noun count * 1. ) a shape that looks like a set of circles inside each other, made by one line curving inside itself a ) a shape made by something that curves around a central line or post and along its length 2. ) a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spiral — I UK [ˈspaɪrəl] / US noun [countable] Word forms spiral : singular spiral plural spirals * 1) a) a shape that looks like a set of circles inside each other, made by one line curving inside itself b) a shape made by something that curves around a… …   English dictionary

  • spiral nebula — noun a galaxy having a spiral structure; arms containing younger stars spiral out from old stars at the center • Syn: ↑spiral galaxy • Hypernyms: ↑galaxy, ↑extragalactic nebula • Hyponyms: ↑Andromeda galaxy * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiral — [ˈspaɪrəl] noun [C] I 1) a shape that looks like a set of circles and is made by one line curving around a central point 2) a situation that gets worse and worse the endless spiral of violence and hatred[/ex] spiral adj II (present participle… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • spiral galaxy — noun a galaxy having a spiral structure; arms containing younger stars spiral out from old stars at the center • Syn: ↑spiral nebula • Hypernyms: ↑galaxy, ↑extragalactic nebula • Hyponyms: ↑Andromeda galaxy …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiral galaxy — noun A galaxy having a number of arms of younger stars that spiral out from the centre containing older ones …   Wiktionary


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