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Definition of 'ladder'


  1. steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
  2. ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress; "he climbed the career ladder"
  3. a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking"
       Synonyms: run ravel


  1. come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"
       Synonyms: run

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