vicious cycle

noun

Definition of vicious cycle

:a repeating situation or condition in which one problem causes another problem that makes the first problem worse

Word by Word Definitions

vicious play
  1. : dangerously aggressive : savage

  2. : marked by violence or ferocity : fierce

  3. : malicious, spiteful

cycle play
  1. : an interval of time during which a sequence of a recurring succession of events or phenomena is completed

  2. : a course or series of events or operations that recur regularly and usually lead back to the starting point

  3. : one complete performance of a vibration, electric oscillation, current alternation, or other periodic process

  1. : to pass through a cycle

  2. : to recur in cycles

  3. : to ride a cycle


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