trundle

When you trundle something, you move it or roll it awkwardly. You might have to trundle your broken suitcase down the stairs if you can't find an elevator.

When a person trundles, they move slowly and heavily. As a noun, trundle means "a roller," and it usually refers to something on wheels that can be moved around, like a trundle bed, a low bed frame you can slide and store beneath a taller bed. You might roll out the trundle bed when your friend sleeps over, and then try to fall asleep as you listen to your brother trundle around the kitchen looking for a midnight snack.

Definitions of trundle
  1. noun
    small wheel or roller
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    type of:
    roller
    a cylinder that revolves
    wheel
    a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  2. noun
    a low bed to be slid under a higher bed
    synonyms: truckle, truckle bed, trundle bed
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    type of:
    bed
    a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
  3. verb
    move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
    synonyms: roll, wheel
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    types:
    bowl
    roll (a ball)
    troll
    cause to move round and round
    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  4. verb
    cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
    synonyms: revolve, roll
    roll, turn over
    move by turning over or rotating
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    types:
    transit
    revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction
    type of:
    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  5. verb
    move slowly or heavily
    “the streetcar trundled down the avenue”
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    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
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