- 1A spin by an aircraft.More example sentences
- About 600 miles out, Erwin broadcast a frantic message that he was in a tailspin and headed for the ocean below.
- They don't pull the joystick until the tailspin is imminent.
- The plane then went into a tailspin, rushing towards the ground below.
- 1.1A state of rapidly increasing chaos or panic: the rise in interest rates sent the stock market into a tailspinMore example sentences
- When the airline industry went into a tailspin, the government, banks and other backers rallied round.
- The telecom industry was already in a tailspin, so no one wanted to take on the added risk of doing business in areas where they couldn't be sure they'd get paid.
- The stock price of the combined company declined more than 75 percent as Wall Street went into a tailspin and advertising swooned.
verb (tailspins, tailspinning; past and past participle tailspun)[no object] Back to top
- Become increasingly chaotic and out of control: an economy tailspinning into chaosMore example sentences
- But now, if the doom-mongers are to be believed, the group will tailspin and be sold off bit by bit to the highest bidder.
- After the death of his sister, Vincents life began to tailspin out of control.
- Someone very wise told me, when the economy started to tailspin, that there was no better time to start a company than during a down market, because if you can survive a down market you can survive anything.