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roundabout

US [ˈraʊndəˌbaʊt]
UK ['raʊndə.baʊt]
  • adj.迂回的;间接的;兜圈子的
  • n.(交通)环岛;(游乐设施)旋转平台
  • Web圆环;转弯抹角的;绕道的,不直接的
Plural Form:roundabouts  
Roundabout
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n.
1.
(交通)环岛a place where two or more roads meet, forming a circle that all traffic must go around in the same direction
At the roundabout, take the second exit.
到环岛后,走第二个出口。
2.
(游乐设施)旋转平台a round platform for children to play on in a park, etc. that is pushed round while the children are sitting on it
adj.
1.
[ubn]
迂回的;间接的;兜圈子的not done or said using the shortest, simplest or most direct way possible
It was a difficult and roundabout trip.
这是一次艰难而曲折的旅行。
He told us, in a very roundabout way, that he was thinking of leaving.
他拐弯抹角地对我们说他想走了。

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