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You have to put this one down to the swings and roundabouts of life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said the idea was to confuse drivers into thinking they were approaching a roundabout and thus slow them down. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But it was also, in a roundabout way, his athletic gift. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Traffic lights have been replaced by mini roundabouts at two sites. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But you can regain control of the flat by a roundabout route. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These are the typical swings and roundabouts of global mining. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She also took a roundabout the wrong way. The Sun (2011)We built roads and roundabouts differently and improved street lighting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She reports that at our local playground our daughter has the swings and roundabouts all to herself. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He actually came up with the name in a roundabout way. The Sun (2012)IT'S swings and roundabouts in the world of luggage this week. The Sun (2012)Approach these in the same way as normal roundabouts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At the centre of a busy roundabout in the capital stands an office building made almost entirely of glass. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The most recent involved a coach that tried to pass me entering a mini roundabout and nearly forced me into the barrier. Times, Sunday Times (2010)More specifically, they are discussing how to approach the last roundabout. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The internet is like the roads, roundabouts and traffic lights of our transport network. The Sun (2014)I come to a roundabout on a busy road. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I stayed low until we approached the roundabout. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)Come to that, do we need to light roundabouts and motorways now that lights on cars are so much brighter? Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were approaching a roundabout. Somewhere East of Life (1994)I slowed down when approaching traffic lights and roundabouts and looked further ahead to avoid sudden or unnecessary braking or gear changes. The Sun (2010)The replacing of certain roundabouts by traffic lights has so backfired that a campaign is under way to bring them back after the Games. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A view over the biggest roundabout in London isn't quite so romantic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sir, When three cars arrive simultaneously at a mini roundabout their drivers are supposed to wait for the car on their right to move first. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'roundabout'
British English: roundabout /ˈraʊndəˌbaʊt/ NOUN
A roundabout is a circle at a place where several roads meet.
- American English: traffic circle
- Arabic: دَائِرَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: rotatória
- Chinese: 交通转盘
- Croatian: kružni tok
- Czech: kruhový objezd
- Danish: rundkørsel
- Dutch: rotonde
- European Spanish: rotonda
- Finnish: liikenneympyrä
- French: rond-point
- German: Kreisverkehr
- Greek: κυκλική διασταύρωση
- Italian: rotatoria
- Japanese: 環状交差路
- Korean: 환상 교차로
- Norwegian: rundkjøring
- Polish: rondo
- European Portuguese: rotunda
- Romanian: sens giratoriu
- Russian: кольцевая автотранспортная развязка
- Spanish: glorieta
- Swedish: rondell
- Thai: วงเวียนที่ต้องขับรถรอบ
- Turkish: döner kavşak
- Ukrainian: кільцева транспортна розв'язка
- Vietnamese: bùng binh
British English: roundabout ADJECTIVE
not shortest If you go somewhere by a roundabout route, you do not go there by the shortest and quickest route.
He left today on a roundabout route for the country.
British English: roundabout ADJECTIVE
ambiguous If you do or say something in a roundabout way, you do not do or say it in a simple, clear, and direct way.
We made a little fuss in a roundabout way.
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