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trundle trundled trundling
move slowly or heavily
  • How to Memorize
    • trundle - roll
  • Analysis

    The word ‘trundle’ was originally used to refer to something on wheels that is rolled about or moves around in a typically laborious fashion. It has since been adapted to also express a person who moves or thinks with difficulty or in a slow, awkward way. Generally used to express disapproval.

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  • Example(s)
    1. I took the bus to work this morning. It took nearly an hour for it to trundle its way through the congested city centre!

    2. My tired mind trundled as I tried to take in all the information from the meeting. It was simply too much.

    3. The builders arrived very early this morning. I could hear one of them trundling his wheelbarrow down the drive at 6 AM.