English-Finnish translations for spiral

  • kierre
    Vain näin väkivallan kierre voidaan katkaista. That is the only way to break the spiral of violence. Väkivallan alaspäin johtava kierre pyörii yhä kiivaammin. The downward spiral of violence is turning faster and faster. Meidän on katkaistava tämä kierre, joka vaikuttaa enemmän naisiin kuin miehiin. We need to break out of this spiral, which affects women more than men.
  • kierukka
    Kierukan vaurio voi syntyä polven vääntyessä tai kiertyessä. (terve.fi
  • spiraali
    Kun kehityksen spiraali lähtee kiertymään alaspäin, ihmisoikeustilannekin heikkenee. And if the development spiral turns downwards, then human rights are dragged down with it.
  • spiraalimainen

Definition of spiral

  • A curve that is the locus of a point that rotates about a fixed point while continuously increasing its distance from that point
  • A self-sustaining process with a lot of momentum involved, so it is difficult to accelerate or stop it at once
  • Helical, like a spiral
  • To move along the path of a spiral or helix
  • To cause something to spiral
  • To increase continually


  • The falling leaves spiralled down from the tree.
  • You need to learn how to spiral a ball.
  • Her debts were spiralling out of control.


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