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rad·dle 1

 (răd′l)
tr.v. rad·dled, rad·dling, rad·dles
To twist together; interweave.

[From dialectal raddle, stick interwoven with others in a fence, from Anglo-Norman reidele, stout pole, possibly from Middle High German reidel, rod; see reidh- in Indo-European roots.]

rad·dle 2

 (răd′l)
n. & v.
Variant of ruddle.

rad·dle 3

 (răd′l)
tr.v. rad·dled, rad·dling, rad·dles
To cause to have a worn-out appearance, especially in having wrinkles or deep creases: "[She] was attractive to men and to women, until her diet of alcohol and cigarettes ... raddled her beauty" (Jeanette Winterson).

[Origin unknown.]
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raddle

(ˈrædəl)
vb
(tr) another word for interweave
[C17: from obsolete noun sense of raddle meaning a rod, wattle, or lath, from Old French redalle a stick, pole; of obscure origin]

raddle

(ˈrædəl)
vb
(Clothing & Fashion) (tr) chiefly Brit to paint (the face) with rouge
n, vb
(Agriculture) another word for ruddle
[C16: variant of ruddle]
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rad•dle1

(ˈræd l)

v.t. -dled, -dling.
to interweave; wattle.
[1665–75; v. use of raddle lath < Anglo-French reidele pole, rail (Old French redelle; compare French ridelle)]

rad•dle2

(ˈræd l)
n.
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raddle


Past participle: raddled
Gerund: raddling

Imperative
raddle
raddle
Present
I raddle
you raddle
he/she/it raddles
we raddle
you raddle
they raddle
Preterite
I raddled
you raddled
he/she/it raddled
we raddled
you raddled
they raddled
Present Continuous
I am raddling
you are raddling
he/she/it is raddling
we are raddling
you are raddling
they are raddling
Present Perfect
I have raddled
you have raddled
he/she/it has raddled
we have raddled
you have raddled
they have raddled
Past Continuous
I was raddling
you were raddling
he/she/it was raddling
we were raddling
you were raddling
they were raddling
Past Perfect
I had raddled
you had raddled
he/she/it had raddled
we had raddled
you had raddled
they had raddled
Future
I will raddle
you will raddle
he/she/it will raddle
we will raddle
you will raddle
they will raddle
Future Perfect
I will have raddled
you will have raddled
he/she/it will have raddled
we will have raddled
you will have raddled
they will have raddled
Future Continuous
I will be raddling
you will be raddling
he/she/it will be raddling
we will be raddling
you will be raddling
they will be raddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been raddling
you have been raddling
he/she/it has been raddling
we have been raddling
you have been raddling
they have been raddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been raddling
you will have been raddling
he/she/it will have been raddling
we will have been raddling
you will have been raddling
they will have been raddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been raddling
you had been raddling
he/she/it had been raddling
we had been raddling
you had been raddling
they had been raddling
Conditional
I would raddle
you would raddle
he/she/it would raddle
we would raddle
you would raddle
they would raddle
Past Conditional
I would have raddled
you would have raddled
he/she/it would have raddled
we would have raddled
you would have raddled
they would have raddled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raddle - a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
iron ore - an ore from which iron can be extracted
Verb1.raddle - twist or braid together, interlace
interweave, weave - interlace by or as if by weaving
2.raddle - mark or paint with raddle
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
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Translations

raddle

nRötel m, → Roteisenstein m
vt sheep(mit Rötel) zeichnen
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References in classic literature ?
With the help of those tools they were so very handy that they came at last to build up their huts or houses very handsomely, raddling or working it up like basket-work all the way round.