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Definition of trundle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    trundle

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈtrʌndl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌndl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trundle
    BrE BrE//ˈtrʌndl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌndl//
     
    he / she / it trundles
    BrE BrE//ˈtrʌndlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌndlz//
     
    past simple trundled
    BrE BrE//ˈtrʌndld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌndld//
     
    past participle trundled
    BrE BrE//ˈtrʌndld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌndld//
     
    -ing form trundling
    BrE BrE//ˈtrʌndlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌndlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] trundle (something) + adv./prep. to move or roll somewhere slowly and noisily; to move something slowly and noisily, especially something heavy, with wheels A train trundled across the bridge.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of a person) to walk slowly with heavy steps
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (denoting a small wheel or roller): a parallel formation to obsolete or dialect trendle, trindle ‘revolve’; related to trend. Phrasal Verbstrundle somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trundle

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