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rung

 us   /rʌŋ/
  • rung (RING)

past participle of ring

rungnoun [C]

 us   /rʌŋ/
  • rung noun [C] (STEP)

any of the short bars that form the steps of a ladder (= a device used for climbing), or fig. a level or stage of progress: fig. Community colleges occupy the lower rung of the state’s higher education system.
(Definition of rung from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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rungnoun [C]

uk   us   /rʌŋ/ informal WORKPLACE
a position in an organization or system with many levels: the rungs of the ladder I worked my way up every rung of the corporate ladder.the bottom/top rungs of sth Job replacement primarily occurs at the bottom rungs of the labor market ladder.the lowest/highest rungs Families on the lowest economic rungs will be hit hardest.
(Definition of rung from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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