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    Rippling

    Hi.
    I would like to know what does "rippling" mean here:

    "Syria, of course, lit the match. And we're now seeing Syria already at least into three different pieces. And that has been explosive in rippling across borders, challenging traditional boundaries established a century ago."

    Thank you.

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    Re: Rippling

    Are you sure that you've copied the quote correcly?

    A ripple is an outward movement of small waves in a body of still water. If you throw a stone into a pond, you will see a rippling effect. In this passage, it means 'spreading out.'

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