in circles

Definition of in circles

  1. :  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

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  1. :  ring, halo

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

    :  the plane surface bounded by such a curve

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

    :  to move or revolve around

    :  to move in or as if in a circle

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a brief usually trivial fact

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