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  1. vicious circle

    • IPA[ˈviSHəs ˈsərkəl]

    美式

    • n.
      a sequence of reciprocal cause and effect in which two or more elements intensify and aggravate each other, leading inexorably to a worsening of the situation
    • noun: vicious circle, plural noun: vicious circles

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a sequence of reciprocal cause and effect in which two or more elements intensify and aggravate each other, leading inexorably to a worsening of the situation debtors were caught in a vicious circle: they could not be freed until they had paid their debt, and were not able to pay their debt as long as they were in prison