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rum·ble

 (rŭm′bəl)
v. rum·bled, rum·bling, rum·bles
v.intr.
1. To make a deep, long, rolling sound.
2. To move or proceed with a deep, long, rolling sound.
3. Slang To engage in a gang fight.
v.tr.
1. To utter with a deep, long, rolling sound.
2. To polish or mix (metal parts) in a tumbling box.
n.
1. A deep, long, rolling sound.
2. A tumbling box.
3. A luggage compartment or servant's seat in the rear of a carriage.
4. Slang
a. Pervasive, widespread expression of unrest or dissatisfaction.
b. A gang fight.

[Middle English romblen, perhaps from Middle Dutch rommelen or from Middle Low German rummeln.]

rum′bler n.
rum′bling·ly adv.
rum′bly adj.

rumble

(ˈrʌmbəl)
vb
1. to make or cause to make a deep resonant sound: thunder rumbled in the sky.
2. to move with such a sound: the train rumbled along.
3. (tr) to utter with a rumbling sound: he rumbled an order.
4. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to tumble (metal components, gemstones, etc) in a barrel of smooth stone in order to polish them
5. (tr) informal Brit to find out about (someone or something); discover (something): the police rumbled their plans.
6. (intr) slang US to be involved in a gang fight
n
7. a deep resonant sound
8. a widespread murmur of discontent
9. (Mechanical Engineering) another word for tumbler4
10. slang US and Canadian and NZ a gang fight
[C14: perhaps from Middle Dutch rummelen; related to German rummeln, rumpeln]
ˈrumbler n
ˈrumbling adj
ˈrumblingly adv

rum•ble

(ˈrʌm bəl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to make a deep, somewhat muffled, continuous sound, as thunder.
2. to move or travel with such a sound.
3. Slang. to take part in a street fight between teenage gangs.
v.t.
4. to give forth or utter with a rumbling sound.
5. to cause to make or move with a rumbling sound.
n.
6. a deep, somewhat muffled, continuous sound.
7. Slang. a street fight between rival teenage gangs.
[1325–75; (v.) Middle English, romblen, rumblen; compare Dutch rommelen, probably of imitative orig.; (n.) Middle English, derivative of the v.]

Rumble

 a commotion, tumult, or uproar; a low continuous distant sound.
Examples: rumble of basses—Lipton, 1970; of cannon, 1817; of carts and waggons, 1842; of traffic.

rumble


Past participle: rumbled
Gerund: rumbling

Imperative
rumble
rumble
Present
I rumble
you rumble
he/she/it rumbles
we rumble
you rumble
they rumble
Preterite
I rumbled
you rumbled
he/she/it rumbled
we rumbled
you rumbled
they rumbled
Present Continuous
I am rumbling
you are rumbling
he/she/it is rumbling
we are rumbling
you are rumbling
they are rumbling
Present Perfect
I have rumbled
you have rumbled
he/she/it has rumbled
we have rumbled
you have rumbled
they have rumbled
Past Continuous
I was rumbling
you were rumbling
he/she/it was rumbling
we were rumbling
you were rumbling
they were rumbling
Past Perfect
I had rumbled
you had rumbled
he/she/it had rumbled
we had rumbled
you had rumbled
they had rumbled
Future
I will rumble
you will rumble
he/she/it will rumble
we will rumble
you will rumble
they will rumble
Future Perfect
I will have rumbled
you will have rumbled
he/she/it will have rumbled
we will have rumbled
you will have rumbled
they will have rumbled
Future Continuous
I will be rumbling
you will be rumbling
he/she/it will be rumbling
we will be rumbling
you will be rumbling
they will be rumbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rumbling
you have been rumbling
he/she/it has been rumbling
we have been rumbling
you have been rumbling
they have been rumbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rumbling
you will have been rumbling
he/she/it will have been rumbling
we will have been rumbling
you will have been rumbling
they will have been rumbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rumbling
you had been rumbling
he/she/it had been rumbling
we had been rumbling
you had been rumbling
they had been rumbling
Conditional
I would rumble
you would rumble
he/she/it would rumble
we would rumble
you would rumble
they would rumble
Past Conditional
I would have rumbled
you would have rumbled
he/she/it would have rumbled
we would have rumbled
you would have rumbled
they would have rumbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rumble - a loud low dull continuous noiserumble - a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.rumble - a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
seat - any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
3.rumble - a fight between rival gangs of adolescentsrumble - a fight between rival gangs of adolescents
fighting, combat, fight, scrap - the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
Verb1.rumble - make a low noise; "rumbling thunder"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
2.rumble - to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

rumble

verb roll, boom, echo, roar, thunder, grumble, resound, reverberate Thunder rumbled over the Downs.

rumble

verb
To make a continuous deep reverberating sound:
noun
1. Slang. A physical conflict involving two or more:
2. Slang. A quarrel, fight, or disturbance marked by very noisy, disorderly, and often violent behavior:
Informal: fracas.
Translations
دَوييُدَوَّي
hřměníhřmít
rumlerumlen
jymistäjyristäjyristelläkuristaottaa yhteen
burácetduněthřmětlomozitrachotit
druna, gnÿrdrynja
怒る
dundėjimas
dārdētdārdidunadunēt
bobnenjebobnetikruliti
gümbürdemekgürlemegürlemekguruldamaguruldamak

rumble

1 [ˈrʌmbl]
A. N [of traffic etc] → ruido m sordo, retumbo m, rumor m; [of thunder etc] → estruendo m; [of tank, heavy vehicle] → estruendo m
rumbles of discontentmurmullos mpl de descontento
B. VI [thunder] → retumbar; [guns] → hacer un ruido sordo; [stomach] → sonar, hacer ruidos
the train rumbled pastel tren pasó con estruendo
C. CPD rumble seat N (US) (Aut) → asiento m trasero exterior
rumble strip Nbanda f sonora
rumble on VI + ADV (Brit) [argument, scandal] → colear, seguir coleando
he rumbled on another half-hourse enrolló media hora más

rumble

2 [ˈrʌmbl] VT (Brit) → calar, pillar
we've been rumblednos han calado or pillado
I soon rumbled what was going onpronto me olí lo que estaban haciendo

rumble

[ˈrʌmbəl]
n
[thunder] → grondement m
[traffic] → grondement m
[stomach] → gargouillement m
vi
[thunder] → gronder
[vehicle] → vrombir
[stomach] → gargouiller

rumble

n
(of thunder)Grollen nt no pl; (of cannon)Donnern nt no pl; (of pipes)Knacken nt no pl; (of stomach)Knurren nt no pl; (of train, truck)Rumpeln nt no pl; his stomach gave a rumblesein Magen knurrte
(inf, = fight) → Schlägerei f
vi (thunder)grollen; (cannon)donnern; (pipes)knacken; (stomach)knurren; (train, truck)rumpeln; to rumble past/along/offvorbei-/entlang-/davonrumpeln
vt (Brit inf: = see through) swindle, trick, persondurchschauen; I soon rumbled him or what he was up toich bin ihm bald auf die Schliche gekommen (inf)

rumble

:
rumble seat
nNotsitz m
rumble strip
n (Mot) → akustische Schwelle

rumble

1 [ˈrʌmbl]
1. n (of traffic) → rombo; (thunder) → brontolio
2. vi (thunder, cannon) → rimbombare; (stomach) → brontolare; (pipe) → gorgogliare
the train rumbled past → il treno passò sferragliando

rumble

2 [ˈrʌmbl] vt (Brit) (fam) → scoprire

rumble

(ˈrambl) verb
to make a low grumbling sound. Thunder rumbled in the distance.
noun
this kind of sound. the rumble of thunder.

rumble

n. ruido sordo; estruendo.
References in classic literature ?
When the rumble of the evening train that took away the express cars loaded with the day's harvest of berries had passed and restored the silence of the summer night, he went again to walk upon the veranda.
It falls by no rule at all; sometimes it leaps, sometimes it tumbles; there it skips; here it shoots; in one place 'tis white as snow, and in another 'tis green as grass; hereabouts, it pitches into deep hollows, that rumble and crush the 'arth; and thereaways, it ripples and sings like a brook, fashioning whirlpools and gullies in the old stone, as if 'twas no harder than trodden clay.
Here and there, amid the rumble and the tumult, sat one asleep.
Tom did not disturb her; he sometimes lacked prudence, but it was not in circumstances of this kind, Roxana's storm went gradually down, but it died hard, and even when it seemed to be quite gone, it would now and then break out in a distant rumble, so to speak, in the form of muttered ejaculations.
Suddenly he heard a small voice above the rattle and rumble of the wheels and the creaking of the harness.
Along the Paris streets, the death-carts rumble, hollow and harsh.
Through the rumble of omnibuses, and the clatter of street-cabs, he could hear the droning voice devouring each minute that was left to him.
The cabman was paid, and drove off down the long, lamp- lighted hill, and the two friends stood on the side-walk beside the portmanteau till the last rumble of the wheels had died in silence.
They dwelt in a cold spot and a dangerous one; for a mountain towered above their heads, so steep, that the stones would often rumble down its sides and startle them at midnight.
The lama watched the ticca-gharri rumble into the compound, and strode off, snuffing between each long stride.
Mowgli heard it rumble, and rise, and fall, and die off in a creepy sort of whine behind him, and laughed to himself as he ran through the Jungle.
When Lady Russell not long afterwards, was entering Bath on a wet afternoon, and driving through the long course of streets from the Old Bridge to Camden Place, amidst the dash of other carriages, the heavy rumble of carts and drays, the bawling of newspapermen, muffin-men and milkmen, and the ceaseless clink of pattens, she made no complaint.