rumor

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Noun[change]

Singular
rumor

Plural
rumors

  1. (countable) A rumor is a story about somebody or something, that is told by other people, most of the time it is not true.
    There is a rumor going around that John's been fired. Is it true?

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Plain form
rumor

Third-person singular
rumors

Past tense
rumored

Past participle
rumored

Present participle
rumoring

  1. (transitive, usually used in passive voice) If you rumor, you gossip; you tell someone a rumor.
    It has been rumored that John's moving soon. Is this true?

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