1 series of events that happen repeatedly
ADJ. annual, daily, monthly, regular, seasonal, weekly the annual cycle of church festivals | complete, entire, whole | endless the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth | natural Life is a natural cycle, just like the changing seasons. | vicious caught up in a vicious cycle of bingeing and dieting | lunar, solar the 76-year solar cycle | breeding, menstrual, reproductive | business, economic | water a diagram of the water cycle | life the life cycle of the butterfly
VERB + CYCLE go through The European market is simply going through an economic cycle. | complete To complete the cycle, oxygen is necessary. | repeat
CYCLE + VERB begin again Male and female adults mate, the female lays eggs, and the cycle begins all over again. | repeat (itself) This cycle of events continually repeats itself.
CYCLE + NOUN length, time
PREP. in a/the ~ at this point in the cycle | per ~ The number of young produced per breeding cycle varies from species to species.
PHRASES part of the cycle (of sth) part of the cycle of birth and death
ADJ. motor (also motorcycle), pedal
VERB + CYCLE ride
CYCLE + NOUN ride, tour We're going for a cycle ride this afternoon. | helmet | lane, path, route, track Cars are not allowed in the cycle lanes. | race
PREP. by ~ They completed their journey by cycle. | on a/the ~ lots of people in cars or on cycles