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

 

ladder

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈlædə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlædər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ladder
BrE BrE//ˈlædə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlædər//
 
he / she / it ladders
BrE BrE//ˈlædəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlædərz//
 
past simple laddered
BrE BrE//ˈlædəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlædərd//
 
past participle laddered
BrE BrE//ˈlædəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlædərd//
 
-ing form laddering
BrE BrE//ˈlædərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlædərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] ladder (something) (British English) if tights or stockings ladder or you ladder them, a long thin hole appears in them Word Origin Old English hlǣd(d)er, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch leer and German Leiter.

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