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rung

 us   /rʌŋ/
  • rung (RING)

past participle ofring

rungnoun [C]

 us   /rʌŋ/
  • rung noun [C] (STEP)

any of the ​shortbars that ​form the ​steps of a ​ladder (= a ​device used for ​climbing), or fig. a ​level or ​stage of ​progress: fig. Community ​collegesoccupy the ​lower rung of the state’s ​highereducationsystem.
(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 ​corporateladder.the bottom/top rungs of sth Job ​replacement primarily occurs at the ​bottom rungs of the ​labormarketladder.the lowest/highest rungs Families on the ​lowest economic rungs will be ​hithardest.
(Definition of rung from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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