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

     

    ramble

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈræmbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræmbl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ramble
    BrE BrE//ˈræmbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræmbl//
     
    he / she / it rambles
    BrE BrE//ˈræmblz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræmblz//
     
    past simple rambled
    BrE BrE//ˈræmbld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræmbld//
     
    past participle rambled
    BrE BrE//ˈræmbld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræmbld//
     
    -ing form rambling
    BrE BrE//ˈræmblɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræmblɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. (especially British English) to walk for pleasure, especially in the countryside We spent the summer rambling in Ireland. You can ramble through some beautiful countryside in the area. See related entries: Hobbies
  2. 2[intransitive] to talk about somebody/something in a confused way, especially for a long time He had lost track of what he was saying and began to ramble. ramble (on) (about somebody/something) What is she rambling on about now?
  3. 3[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of plants) to grow in many different directions, especially over other plants or objects Climbing plants rambled over the front of the house.
  4. see also rambling
    Word Origin late Middle English (in sense (2)): probably related to Middle Dutch rammelen, used of animals in the sense ‘wander about on heat’, also to the noun ram.
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