Meaning of CYCLE in English

CYCLE

I.

noun

1 series of events that happen repeatedly

ADJECTIVE

▪ annual , daily , monthly , seasonal , weekly

the annual ~ of church festivals

▪ irregular , regular

women with irregular menstrual ~s

▪ complete , entire , whole

▪ continuous , endless , never-ending

the endless ~ of birth, death and rebirth

▪ natural

Life is a natural ~, just like the changing seasons.

▪ vicious

caught up in a vicious ~ of bingeing and dieting

▪ virtuous

▪ lunar , solar

the 76-year solar ~

▪ carbon , water

a diagram of the water ~

▪ breeding , menstrual , reproductive

▪ sleep

▪ business , economic

▪ boom-and-bust

▪ development

▪ election ( AmE )

▪ news ( esp. AmE )

▪ life

the life ~ of the butterfly

VERB + CYCLE

▪ follow , go through

The market is simply going through an economic ~.

▪ complete

To complete the ~, oxygen is necessary.

▪ repeat

▪ break , end , stop

▪ create , start

▪ continue , perpetuate

CYCLE + VERB

▪ begin again

Male and female adults mate, the female lays eggs, and the ~ begins all over again.

▪ continue , repeat (itself)

This ~ of events continually repeats itself.

CYCLE + NOUN

▪ length , time

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

at this point in the ~

▪ per ~

The number of young produced per breeding ~ varies from species to species.

PHRASES

▪ a ~ of abuse, poverty, violence, etc.

▪ part of the ~ (of sth)

part of the ~ of birth and death

2 ( esp. BrE ) bicycle

ADJECTIVE

▪ motor (usually motorcycle ) ( BrE , AmE ), pedal

VERB + CYCLE

▪ ride

CYCLE + NOUN

▪ ride

We're going for a ~ ride this afternoon.

▪ helmet

▪ lane , path , route , track

Cars are not allowed in the ~ lanes.

▪ race

II.

verb

Cycle is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ mile

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