upward spiral

Definition of upward spiral

  1. :  a situation in which something continuously increases Gas prices continued their dizzying upward spiral.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction from lower to higher

    :  toward the source (as of a river)

    :  toward the interior (as of a region)

  1. :  directed toward or situated in a higher place or level :  ascending

    :  rising to a higher pitch

  1. :  winding around a center or pole and gradually receding from or approaching it

    :  helical

    :  spiral-bound

  1. :  the path of a point in a plane moving around a central point while continuously receding from or approaching it

    :  a three-dimensional curve (as a helix) with one or more turns about an axis

    :  a single turn or coil in a spiral object

  1. :  to go and especially to rise or fall in a spiral course

    :  to form into a spiral

    :  to cause to spiral

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a brief usually trivial fact

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