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Definition of rung noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1one of the bars that forms a step in a ladder He put his foot on the bottom rung to keep the ladder steady.
  2. 2(figurative) to get a foot on the bottom rung of the career ladder She was a few rungs above him on the social ladder.
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