rumble

rumble
rum|ble1 [ˈrʌmbəl] v
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Probably from early Dutch rommelen, from the sound]
1.)
to make a series of long low sounds, especially a long distance away from you
We could hear thunder rumbling in the distance.
2.) [I always + adverb/preposition]
to move slowly along while making a series of long low sounds
We watched the tanks rumbling past the window.
3.) [I]
if your stomach rumbles, it makes a noise, especially because you are hungry
4.) [T] [i]BrE informal to find out what someone is secretly intending to do
How did you rumble them?
5.) [I and T] AmE old-fashioned to fight with someone
rumble on phr v
if a disagreement rumbles on, it continues for a long time
The row about pay is still rumbling on.
rumble 2
rumble2 n [singular]
a series of long low sounds
rumble of
the low rumble of traffic in the distance
the distant rumble of gunfire

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