ripple

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noun
ADJECTIVE
little, slight, small, tiny
VERB + RIPPLE
cause, set off

The decision caused ripples of concern among the parents.

create, make

The problems in one place create ripples elsewhere.

The Internet is making ripples in people's lives.

send

I dropped the pebble in the water, sending ripples across the pond.

His remarks sent a ripple of laughter through the audience.

feel

He felt a small ripple of fear pass through him.

RIPPLE + VERB
pass through sb/sth, run through sb/sth
spread across sth

He watched the ripples spread across the pool.

RIPPLE + NOUN
effect
PREPOSITION
ripple of

A ripple of unease passed through her.

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verb
ADVERB
gently
out

The effects ripple out through the community.

PREPOSITION
across

Small waves rippled gently across the pond.

through

Shock rippled through her.

Ripple is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑muscle

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