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adverb, preposition
following a circuitous or circular course for a comparatively long time, esp vainly
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round and round

Also, around and around. In circles, as in You've gone round and round with the same argument and we still have no solution. This idiom transfers moving in a circle to mental or verbal activities. [Second half of 1800s]

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