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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 ?
In silence, which was broken now only by a low and ominous rumble, more menacing than had been the awful fury of the elements, the travelers looked.
exclaimed Tom, as the rumble of the earthquake died away.
There was a low rumble of conversation and a subdued clinking of glasses.
There was a heavy rumble of booted feet thumping the floor.
Sergeant Cuff beckoned Samuel to come down to him from the rumble behind.
My friend, without stopping the carriage, will get up into the rumble with you.
Soon he heard the rumble of the trap, and saw from behind the trees how Vassenka, sitting in the hay (unluckily there was no seat in the trap) in his Scotch cap, was driven along the avenue, jolting up and down over the ruts.
And Dolly, who had inherited her father's gift of humorous storytelling, made Varenka helpless with laughter as she related for the third and fourth time, always with fresh humorous additions, how she had only just put on her new shoes for the benefit of the visitor, and on going into the drawing room, heard suddenly the rumble of the trap.
By the way there came up a shower, which compelled me to stand half an hour under a pine, piling boughs over my head, and wearing my handkerchief for a shed; and when at length I had made one cast over the pickerelweed, standing up to my middle in water, I found myself suddenly in the shadow of a cloud, and the thunder began to rumble with such emphasis that I could do no more than listen to it.
Before they had gone far they heard a low rumble, as of the growling of many wild animals.
Suddenly he heard a small voice above the rattle and rumble of the wheels and the creaking of the harness.
The situation itself vanished in the financial crash as a building vanishes in an earthquake--here one moment and gone the next with only an ill-omened, slight, preliminary rumble.