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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈræmbəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈræmbəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rambəl)

Inflections of 'ramble' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
rambles
v 3rd person singular
rambling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
rambled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
rambled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ram•ble /ˈræmbəl/USA pronunciation   v.,  -bled, -bling, n. 
v. [no object]
  1. to wander around in a leisurely, aimless manner for pleasure;
    stroll.
  2. to have a course or direction with many turns or windings, as a stream or path.
  3. to talk or write in a wandering manner, often for a long time.

n. [countable]
  1. a leisurely walk without a definite route.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ram•ble  (rambəl),USA pronunciation v.,  -bled, -bling, n. 
v.i. 
  1. to wander around in a leisurely, aimless manner:They rambled through the shops until closing time.
  2. to take a course with many turns or windings, as a stream or path.
  3. to grow in a random, unsystematic fashion:The vine rambled over the walls and tree trunks.
  4. to talk or write in a discursive, aimless way (usually fol. by on):The speaker rambled on with anecdote after anecdote.

v.t. 
  1. to walk aimlessly or idly over or through:They spent the spring afternoon rambling woodland paths.

n. 
  1. a walk without a definite route, taken merely for pleasure.
  • origin, originally uncertain 1610–20
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged stroll, saunter, amble, stray, straggle. See  roam. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
ramble /ˈræmbəl/ vb (intransitive)
  1. to stroll about freely, as for relaxation, with no particular direction
  2. (of paths, streams, etc) to follow a winding course; meander
  3. (of plants) to grow in a random fashion
  4. (of speech, writing, etc) to lack organization
n
  1. a leisurely stroll, esp in the countryside
Etymology: 17th Century: probably related to Middle Dutch rammelen to roam (of animals); see ram
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