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trundle

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verb trun·dle \ˈtrən-dəl\

Definition of trundle

trundled

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trundling

play \ˈtrən(d)-liŋ, ˈtrən-dəl-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to propel by causing to rotate :  roll a … child who was trundling a hoop — Charles Dickensb archaic :  to cause to revolve :  spin

  3. 2 :  to transport in or as if in a wheeled vehicle :  haul, wheel trundled him off to school

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to progress by revolving

  6. 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.

Origin and Etymology of trundle

2trundle


First Known Use: circa 1598


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trundle

noun trun·dle

Definition of trundle

  1. 1 :  the motion or sound of something rolling

  2. 2 :  trundle bed

  3. 3 :  a round or oval wooden tub

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 trend


First Known Use: circa 1611



TRUNDLE Defined for English Language Learners

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trundle

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verb trun·dle \ˈtrən-dəl\

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

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verb trun·dle \ˈtrən-dəl\

Definition of trundle for Students

trundled

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trundling

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



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