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  1. rum·ble
    IPA[ˈrəmbəl]
  2. verb

    • 1. make a continuous deep, resonant sound:

      thunder rumbled, lightning flickered
    • 2. (especially of a large vehicle) move with a rumbling sound:

      heavy trucks rumbled through the streets
    • 3. utter in a deep, resonant voice:

      the man's low voice rumbled an instruction
    • 4. (of a person's stomach) make a deep, resonant sound due to hunger:

      as she passed the buffet car her stomach rumbled
    • 5. discover (an illicit activity or its perpetrator):

      it wouldn't need a genius to rumble my little game
    • 6. take part in a street fight between gangs or large groups:

      the five of them rumbled with the men in the other car

    noun

    • 1. a continuous deep, resonant sound like distant thunder:

      the steady rumble of traffic there were rumbles of discontent from small retailers
    • 2. a street fight between gangs or large groups:

      a rumble between two gangs of street thugs
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: rumble, plural noun: rumbles

    • v.: verb: rumble, 3rd person present: rumbles, gerund or present participle: rumbling, past tense: rumbled, past participle: rumbled

    • verb

      make a continuous deep, resonant sound:

      (especially of a large vehicle) move with a rumbling sound:

    • noun

      a continuous deep, resonant sound like distant thunder:

      a street fight between gangs or large groups:

    • noun

      a series of raised strips across a road or along its edge, changing the noise a vehicle's tires make on the surface and so warning drivers of speed restrictions or of the edge of the road.
    • noun

      an uncovered folding seat in the rear of an automobile.
    • noun

      an uncovered folding seat in the rear of a car.
    • noun

      a series of raised strips across a road or along its edge, changing the noise a vehicle's tyres make on the surface and so warning drivers of speed restrictions or of the edge of the road.
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