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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral; Loss of emotional control often resulting in emotional collapse.

Usage examples (36)
  • The climate is in tailspin What are you waiting for?
  • SNOW: He really has, and that word tailspin just as indicative of how fierce, though, the competition is here.
  • She passed away suddenly the summer before our senior year, and it threw Jamie in the kind of tailspin I can only imagine.
  • Mr. LEVIN: That created a kind of tailspin for him because he realized that this guy could do something that he couldn't do. for more
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