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Definition of ripple verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ripple
    he / she / it ripples
    past simple rippled
    -ing form rippling
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to move or to make something move in very small waves The lake rippled in the breeze. rippling muscles ripple something The wind rippled the wheat in the fields.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of a feeling, etc.) to spread through a person or a group of people like a wave A gasp rippled through the crowd.
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