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v. rat·tled, rat·tling, rat·tles
a. To make or emit a quick succession of short percussive sounds.
b. To move with such sounds: A train rattled along the track.
2. To talk rapidly and at length, usually without much thought: rattled on about this and that.
1. To cause to make a quick succession of short percussive sounds: rattled the dishes in the kitchen.
2. To utter or perform rapidly or effortlessly: rattled off a list of complaints.
3. Informal To fluster; unnerve: The accident rattled me.
1. A rapid succession of short percussive sounds.
2. A device, such as a baby's toy, that produces short percussive sounds.
3. A rattling sound in the throat caused by obstructed breathing, especially near the time of death.
4. The series of horny structures at the end of a rattlesnake's tail.
5. Loud or rapid talk; chatter.
[Middle English ratelen; akin to Middle Dutch ratelen and Old English hrate, hratele, a kind of plant with rattling seed capsules, all probably ultimately of imitative origin.]
tr.v. rat·tled, rat·tling, rat·tles
To secure ratlines to (shrouds).
[Back-formation from rattling, ratline, variant of ratline.]
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|Adj.||1.||rattled - thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"
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