a trend of advancing friction and conflict between at least people or teams who go against each other's replies with even further aversive and more radical replies.

CONFLICT SPIRAL: "The conflict spiral that ensued after John's infidelity left the couple's marriage in pieces and the wife ready for divorce."
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