cycle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsaɪkəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsaɪkəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sīkəl)


Inflections of 'cycle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
cycles
v 3rd person singular
cycling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
cycled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
cycled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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cycle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [machine, life, seasonal, product] cycle
  2. the cycle of the four seasons
  3. a cycle of [sixty] [seconds, days, years]
  4. [a news, an information] cycle
  5. a [thirty] -minute cycle
  6. a [recurrent, never-ending, regular] cycle
  7. [carbon, nitrogen, air, water] cycle
  8. the combustion cycles of intake, combustion, ignition, and exhaust
  9. the breeding cycle of [storks, elephants, tortoises]
  10. a [cruel, unbreakable] cycle
  11. the cycle of [poverty, incarceration]
  12. put the machine on a [rinse, spin] cycle
  13. has a [long, short] life cycle
  14. has [reached, come to] the end of its cycle
  15. went for a cycle around [town, the block, the park]
  16. am going for a cycle in the [mountains, forest]
  17. a short cycle to [work, school, town]
  18. sports: the player was hitting for the cycle
v
  1. cycle through the [channels, options, shows, outfits]
  2. cycle to [work, school, the store]
  3. cycle around [Europe, France, the countryside]
  4. cycle through [Europe]
  5. cycle between [one thing] and [another]
n as adj
  1. the cycle [setting, time, type]
  2. UK: ride on the cycle [route, path, lane]
  3. UK: were [walking, jogging] in the cycle lane
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