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merry-go-roundnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmer.i.ɡəʊˌraʊnd/  us   /-ɡoʊ-/

merry-go-round noun [C] (FOR CHILDREN)

(UK also roundabout, US also carousel) a large machine at a fair that turns roundand has wooden or plastic animals or vehicles on which children ride: The girls wanted the merry-go-round to go faster. US (UK roundabout) a flat, round piece of equipment in play areas on which children sit or stand and are pushed round and round

merry-go-round noun [C] (SEVERAL ACTIVITIES)

a series of similar activities, which can often seem boring: With his first book came the endless merry-go-round of publicity and interviews.
Translations of “merry-go-round”
in Chinese (Traditional) 兒童的, 旋轉木馬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 儿童的, 旋转木马…
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