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trundle

verb trun·dle \ ˈtrən-dᵊl \

Definition of trundle

trundled; trundling play \ˈtrən(d)-liŋ, ˈtrən-dᵊl-iŋ\
transitive verb
1 a :to propel by causing to rotate :roll
  • a … child who was trundling a hoop
  • —Charles Dickens
b archaic :to cause to revolve :spin
2 :to transport in or as if in a wheeled vehicle :haul, wheel
  • trundled him off to school
intransitive verb
1 :to progress by revolving
2 :to move on or as if on wheels :roll
  • buses trundling through the city

trundler

play \ˈtrən(d)-lər, ˈtrən-dᵊl-ər\ noun

Examples of trundle in a Sentence

  1. She trundled her suitcase into the room.

  2. The children trundled off to bed.

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Origin and Etymology of trundle


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trundle

noun

Definition of trundle

1 :the motion or sound of something rolling
3 :a round or oval wooden tub

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Origin and Etymology of trundle

from trundle small wheel, alteration of earlier trendle, from Middle English, circle, ring, wheel, from Old English trendel; akin to Old English trendan to revolve — more at 2trend



TRUNDLE Defined for English Language Learners

trundle

verb

Definition of trundle for English Language Learners

  • : to roll (something) on wheels slowly and noisily

  • : to move noisily on wheels

  • : to walk slowly and heavily


TRUNDLE Defined for Kids

trundle

verb trun·dle \ ˈtrən-dəl \

Definition of trundle for Students

trundled; trundling
:to roll along :wheel
  • She trundled her suitcase into the room.
  • Buses trundle through town.


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