tailspin definition

  • noun:
    • The fast descent of an aircraft in a steep, spiral spin.
    • Informal A loss of mental control often resulting in mental failure.
    • The rapid, uncontrollable descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral.
    • A severe psychological or mental failure; emotional breakdown.
    • Any razor-sharp, suffered, often uncontrollable descent or drop.
    • losing emotional control usually leading to mental collapse
    • rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral

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