in circles

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in circles

: along the same path or course
  • We've been driving in circles for hours!
  • We've been trying to decide how to improve the system, but we just keep going around in circles and not making any progress.

Word by Word Definitions

circle play circles
  1. : ring, halo

  2. : a closed plane (see 5plane 2b) curve every point of which is equidistant (see equidistant 1) from a fixed point within the curve

  3. : the plane surface bounded by such a curve

  1. : to enclose in or as if in a circle

  2. : to move or revolve around

  3. : to move in or as if in a circle


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