tailspin

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tail·spin

 (tāl′spĭn′)
n.
1. The rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep, spiral spin.
2. Informal A loss of emotional control sometimes resulting in emotional collapse.
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tailspin

(ˈteɪlˌspɪn)
n
1. (Aeronautics) aeronautics another name for spin16
2. informal a state of confusion or panic
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tail•spin

(ˈteɪlˌspɪn)

n., v. -spinned, -spin•ning. n.
2. a sudden collapse into failure or confusion.
v.i.
3. to take or experience a sudden and dramatic downturn.
[1910–15]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tailspin - loss of emotional control often resulting in emotional collapse
agitation - a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
2.tailspin - rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
aerobatics, stunt flying, stunting, acrobatics - the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
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Translations

tailspin

[ˈteɪlspɪn] N (Aer) → barrena f
the market went into a tailspin (St Ex) → el mercado cayó en picado or (LAm) picada
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tailspin

[ˈteɪlˌspɪn] n (Aer) → vite f di coda
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