Definition of upward spiral
- Gas prices continued their dizzying upward spiral.
: in a direction from lower to higher
: toward the source (as of a river)
: toward the interior (as of a region)
: directed toward or situated in a higher place or level : ascending
: rising to a higher pitch
: winding around a center or pole and gradually receding from or approaching it
: the path of a point in a plane moving around a central point while continuously receding from or approaching it
: a three-dimensional curve (such as a helix) with one or more turns about an axis
: a single turn or coil in a spiral object
: 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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