rattle off


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Related to rattle off: by all means, sure enough, somehow or other
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rattle off - recite volubly or extravagantly; "He could recite the names of all the chemical elements"
recite - repeat aloud from memory; "she recited a poem"; "The pupil recited his lesson for the day"
Translations
يُلْقي خُطْبَةً بِسُرْعَه
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çabuk çabuk söylemek

w>rattle off

vt sep poem, joke, listherunterrasseln (inf); winhinlegen (inf)

rattle

(rӕtl) verb
1. to (cause to) make a series of short, sharp noises by knocking together. The cups rattled as he carried the tray in; The strong wind rattled the windows.
2. to move quickly. The car was rattling along at top speed.
3. to upset and confuse (a person). Don't let him rattle you – he likes annoying people.
noun
1. a series of short, sharp noises. the rattle of cups.
2. a child's toy, or a wooden instrument, which makes a noise of this sort. The baby waved its rattle.
3. the bony rings of a rattlesnake's tail.
ˈrattling adjective
fast; lively. The car travelled at a rattling pace.
ˈrattlesnake noun
a type of poisonous American snake with bony rings in its tail which rattle.
rattle off
to say quickly and usually without any feeling or expression. The boy rattled off the poem.
rattle through
to say or do (something) quickly. The teacher rattled through his explanation so quickly that no-one could understand him.
References in classic literature ?
And I was a civil, pious boy, and could rattle off my catechism that fast, as you couldn't tell one word from another.
Buck said she could rattle off poetry like nothing.
It is a very pleasant way, and I really think I have learned more about China to-day than in all the lessons I had at school, though I used to rattle off the answers as fast as I could go.
She hurried from the room as impulsively as she had entered, and we heard the wheels of her carriage rattle off down the street.