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merry–go–round

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noun mer·ry–go–round \ˈmer-ē-gō-ˌrau̇nd, -gə-\

Simple Definition of merry–go–round

  • : a large round platform that turns around in a circle and has seats and figures of animals (such as horses) on which children sit for a ride

  • : a set or series of repeated activities that are quick, confusing, or difficult to leave

Full Definition of merry–go–round

  1. 1 :  an amusement park ride with seats often in the form of animals (as horses) revolving about a fixed center

  2. 2 :  a cycle of activity that is complex, fast-paced, or difficult to break out of <the corporate merry–go–round>

1729

First Known Use of merry–go–round

1729


MERRY–GO–ROUND Defined for Kids

merry–go–round

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noun mer·ry–go–round \ˈmer-ē-gō-ˌrau̇nd\

Definition of merry–go–round

  1. :  a round platform that spins and has seats and figures of animals on which people sit for a ride




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