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spiral
n. flying downward in a helical path with a large radius
spiral
n. a continuously accelerating change in the economy
volute, spiral
n. ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
spiral
n. a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
spiral, helix
n. a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
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coil, spiral, gyrate
v. to wind or move in a spiral course; "the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"; "black smoke coiling up into the sky"; "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"
spiral, corkscrew
v. move in a spiral or zigzag course
spiral
v. form a spiral; "The path spirals up the mountain"
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spiral
adv. "spirally fluted handles"
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turbinate, voluted, whorled, volute, spiraling, spiral, helical, coiling
adj. in the shape of a coil
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round, circle
n. any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"
round, circle
n. any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"
spiral
n. a continuously accelerating change in the economy
coil
n. a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
coil
n. a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
bottle screw, corkscrew
n. a bottle opener that pulls corks
slip noose, running noose, noose
n. a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
slip noose, running noose, noose
n. a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
volute, spiral
n. ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
traffic circle, roundabout, rotary, circle
n. a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
traffic circle, roundabout, rotary, circle
n. a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
ringlet butterfly, ringlet
n. any of various butterflies belonging to the family Satyridae
ringlet butterfly, ringlet
n. any of various butterflies belonging to the family Satyridae
increase
v. make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
increase
v. make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
increase
v. become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
tumesce, tumefy, intumesce, swell up, swell
v. expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
tumesce, tumefy, intumesce, swell up, swell
v. expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
curl
v. play the Scottish game of curling
swell
v. increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"
swell
v. increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"
wave, curl
v. twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
wind up, wind
v. coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch"
sway, rock
v. cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
nod
v. sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion; "the flowers were nodding in the breeze"
cant over, pitch, slant, tilt, cant
v. heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
tilt, shift, wobble, careen
v. move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
swim
v. move as if gliding through water; "this snake swims through the soil where it lives"
climb on, jump on, get on, mount up, hop on, bestride, mount
v. get up on the back of; "mount a horse"
climb on, jump on, get on, mount up, hop on, bestride, mount
v. get up on the back of; "mount a horse"
twine
v. make by twisting together or intertwining; "twine a rope"
twine
v. make by twisting together or intertwining; "twine a rope"
soar upwards, soar up, zoom, surge, soar
v. rise rapidly; "the dollar soared against the yen"
uprise, rise, resurrect
v. return from the dead; "Christ is risen!"; "The dead are to uprise"
uprise, rise, resurrect
v. return from the dead; "Christ is risen!"; "The dead are to uprise"
pitch
v. fall or plunge forward; "She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
whirlpool, whirl, swirl, purl, eddy
v. flow in a circular current, of liquids
whirlpool, whirl, swirl, purl, eddy
v. flow in a circular current, of liquids
whirl around, tumble, whirl
v. fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
whirl around, tumble, whirl
v. fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
twirl, spin, birl, whirl
v. cause to spin; "spin a coin"
twirl, spin, birl, whirl
v. cause to spin; "spin a coin"
whirl, twiddle, swirl, twirl
v. turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
whirl, twiddle, swirl, twirl
v. turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
curly
adj. (of hair) having curls or waves; "they envied her naturally curly hair"
voluminous, winding, twisty, twisting, tortuous
adj. marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track"
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convoluted, convolute
adj. rolled longitudinally upon itself; "a convolute petal"
convoluted
adj. rolled or coiled together; "a convoluted shell"
curled up, curled
adj. drawn up into a ball; "she lay curled up in a big armchair"
involute
adj. (of some shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured
involute, rolled
adj. especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward
looped, whorled
adj. like the pattern basic to the human fingerprint
twined, twisted
adj. wound or wrapped around something; "hair twined around her fingers"; "bulky with twisted stitches around the edges"
wound
adj. put in a coil
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Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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  • Adverbs
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  • Adjectives
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