空回り

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
から
Grade: 1
まわ
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

+回り, ineffectual spinning

Noun[edit]

空回り (hiragana からまわり, romaji karamawari)

  1. idling (of an engine)
  2. waste of time through fruitless effort

Verb[edit]

空回り + する (hiragana からまわりする, romaji karamawari suru)

  1. idle an engine
  2. waste time through fruitless effort

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