American English

Definition of merry-go-round noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also carousel) a round platform with model horses, cars, etc. that turns around and around and that children ride on
  2. 2a round platform for children to play on in a park, etc. that is pushed around while the children are sitting on it
  3. 3continuous busy activity or a continuous series of changing events He was tired of the merry-go-round of romance and longed to settle down.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: merry-go-round