merry-go-round


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mer·ry-go-round

 (mĕr′ē-gō-round′)
n.
1. A revolving circular platform fitted with seats, often in the form of animals, ridden for amusement.
2. A piece of playground equipment consisting of a small circular platform that revolves when pushed or pedaled.
3. A busy round; a whirl: a merry-go-round of parties.

merry-go-round

n
1. another name for roundabout1
2. a whirl of activity or events: the merry-go-round of the fashion world.

mer′ry-go-round`



n.
1. a revolving circular platform with wooden horses, benches, etc., on which people ride, usu. to the accompaniment of music, as at an amusement park or carnival; carousel.
2. a whirl or busy round, as of events or activities.
[1720–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.merry-go-round - a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose); "if we lose the election the whole legislative merry-go-round will have to start over"
cycle - a periodically repeated sequence of events; "a cycle of reprisal and retaliation"
2.merry-go-round - a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusementmerry-go-round - a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
ride - a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

merry-go-round

noun
1. carousel, roundabout (Brit.) a child whooping on a merry-go-round horse
2. whirl, round, series, succession, bustle, flurry a merry-go-round of teas, musical events and the like
Translations

merry-go-round

[ˈmerɪgəʊˌraʊnd] Ntiovivo m, caballitos mpl, calesita(s) f(pl) (Andes, S. Cone)

merry-go-round

[ˈmɛrɪgəʊˌraʊnd] ngiostra, carosello

merry

(ˈmeri) adjective
1. cheerful; noisily or laughingly lively etc. merry children; a merry party.
2. slightly drunk. He's been getting merry on whisky.
ˈmerrily adverb
ˈmerriness noun
ˈmerriment noun
fun and laughter. There was a great deal of merriment at the party.
ˈmerry-go-round noun
(American ˌcarouˈsel) a revolving ring of toy horses etc on which children ride at a fair.
ˈmerrymaking noun
cheerful celebration. all the merrymaking at Christmas.
ˈmerrymaker noun

merry-go-round

دَوَامَةُ الْـخَيْلِ kolotoč karrusel Karussell καρουζέλ tiovivo karuselli manège vrtuljak giostra 回転木馬 회전 목마 draaimolen karusell karuzela carrossel карусель karusell ม้าหมุน atlıkarınca vòng đu quay 旋转木马
References in classic literature ?
It was very much like a merry-go-round tent, with open sides and gay flags flying from the poles.
There was no reason why this should end any more than a merry-go-round; but it was at last interrupted by the opening of the door and the announcement of Miss Noble.
He pulled a lever and made his mind revolve about him, a monstrous wheel of fortune, a merry-go-round of memory, a revolving sphere of wisdom.
When I couldn't see, or feel, an' when my knees was shakin an my head goin' like a merry-go-round, I'd fall safe into clenches just the same.
It is when one is lowest on the wheel of fortune that the merry-go-round wheels and rewards us.
PSG are also keen on Juventus star Paulo Dybala if they lose Neymar, and should he move to France from Juventus then the Italians will try to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham as part of a transfer merry-go-round. But signing Dybala would not prevent a move for Zaha as well.
'Ano ba yan, pina-iikot-ikot niyo lang ito, itong batas ginagawa niyong merry-go-round. Kung merry-go-round ang gusto niyo, doon kayo magfile sa Disneyland,' he said.
ROBBIE NEILSON reckons Dundee United's pursuit of Lawrence Shankland shows they won't settle for the transfer "merry-go-round".
It comes as the probation watchdog says criminals sentenced to short prison terms are locked in a 'merry-go-round' that leaves the public at risk.
Another merry-go-round has happily come and gone; leaving our merry band of multilateral diplomatists to disperse for a well-earned rest before embarking on another odyssey to a far off exotic land.