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roundaboutnoun [C]

uk   /ˈraʊnd.ə.baʊt/  us   /ˈraʊnd.ə.baʊt/ UK

roundaboutadjective

uk   /ˈraʊnd.ə.baʊt/  us   /ˈraʊnd.ə.baʊt/
(Definition of roundabout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"roundabout" in American English

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roundaboutadjective

 us   /ˈrɑʊnd·əˈbɑʊt/
  • roundabout adjective (NOT DIRECT)

not simple, direct, or quick: You took the roundabout way to get here.

roundaboutnoun [C]

 us   /ˈrɑʊnd·əˌbɑʊt/ Br
  • roundabout noun [C] (CIRCLE)

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