Tailspin

Noun

  • Any sharp, sustained, often uncontrollable descent or decline.

    "The present stock tailspin proves bankruptcy is imminent."

  • A severe mental or emotional collapse; emotional breakdown.

    "Just hours after leaving the institution, she suffered another tailspin."

  • The rapid, uncontrollable descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral.

    "The loss of the third engine threw the plane into a tailspin."

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