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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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rambleram‧ble1 /ˈræmbəl/ verb [intransitive]  1 TALK TO somebodyto talk for a long time in a way that does not seem clearly organized, so that other people find it difficult to understand you She’s getting old and she tends to ramble a bit.2 [always + adverb/preposition] British EnglishDLO to go on a walk in the countryside for pleasurehike There’s plenty to discover as you ramble around this little island.3 HBPa plant that rambles grows in all directions ramble on
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rambleHasty rambled 80 yards for the touchdown.The trouble is once Dad gets started on a subject, he tends to ramble.We spent three wonderful days rambling around Palermo.In his diary, the Unabomber rambled at length about the evils of technology.We'd wander round the house as we rambled conversationally.He was a little drunk and kept rambling on about the good old days.But he's been rambling on about you, Miranda.She rambled on, but Anastasia was not listening.Ida rambled on, but Anna wasn't listening to her.I sat down and let him ramble on for a few minutes.No one wants a head's rambling, spur of the minute monologue at the end of the day.Dean Wilford tends to ramble when he speaks.
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rambleramble2 noun [countable] British English  1 DLOa walk in the countryside for pleasurehike I quite like the idea of going for a ramble one weekend.2 a speech or piece of writing that is very long and does not seem to be clearly organized In a ten-page ramble, Barre explains why he wrote the book.
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rambleThe walks range from leisurely country rambles to strenuous mountain walks from the spring through mid-October.Some are easy rambles but others should kick into touch the idea that valleys are easy options.Followed by an afternoon family ramble.My favorite ramble is the nine-mile hike to West Potrero Road.The hotel also offers a free guided ramble every week.Even local walkers were put off making their local rambles, aware that Mrs Chandler's attacker could strike again.I was told to weaken my left-hand grip and the game became a sort of nature ramble.In my own rambles around vents I have stumbled upon and helped describe a few of the new species.Most were rambles through the countryside, but one or two were organized strolls through historical sections of London.
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Verb table
ramble
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyramble
he, she, itrambles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrambled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rambled
he, she, ithas rambled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rambled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ramble
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rambled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rambling
he, she, itis rambling
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you, we, theyare rambling
Past
I, he, she, itwas rambling
you, we, theywere rambling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rambling
he, she, ithas been rambling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rambling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rambling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rambling
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