run round in circles Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “run round in circles” in the English Dictionary

"run round in circles" in British English

See all translations

run round in circles

informal to be very ​active but with few ​results: We've been ​running round in ​circlestrying to get the ​information we need, but no-one will ​tell us anything.
(Definition of run round in circles from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “run round in circles”
in Chinese (Simplified) 做无用功,徒劳无功, 在原地兜圈子…
in Chinese (Traditional) 做無用功,徒勞無功, 在原地兜圈子…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“run round in circles” in British English

Word of the Day


peaceful, quiet, and without worry

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

climate justice noun
climate justice noun
October 12, 2015
the holding to account of those responsible for climate change and reparation for those most affected by it I just finished reading the pope’s message to the world on climate justice.I feel energized and have joined a group of people at my church, St. Joseph University Parish, who feel the same.

Read More