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rumble

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Textures, sounds
rumblerum‧ble1 /ˈrʌmbəl/ verb  1 [intransitive]CSSOUND to make a series of long low sounds, especially a long distance away from you We could hear thunder rumbling in the distance.2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]CS to move slowly along while making a series of long low sounds We watched the tanks rumbling past the window.3 HBH[intransitive] if your stomach rumbles, it makes a noise, especially because you are hungry4 [transitive] British English informalFIND OUT to find out what someone is secretly intending to do How did you rumble them?5 [intransitive, transitive] American English old-fashioned to fight with someone rumble on
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Examples from the Corpus
rumbleLet us hope the Medical Research Council can rumble a few answers.In the distance, thunder rumbled across the sky.When Blunkett rumbled him, he was left with no choice but to resign.The sound of rebel gunfire rumbled in the hills.Sonic booms rumble in the valleys at all hours.Immediately, she felt the floor vibrate as the dome rumbled shut, sealing the chamber.The two of them whooped, thumped their glasses on the table and rumbled their feet underneath.They rumbled through dry brush, the Comet an ocher dust storm lashed by branches and spiky shoots.Loud applause rumbled through the hall.Lesser equipment can make the walls tremble, the floors rumble, too.
Related topics: Textures, sounds
rumblerumble2 noun [singular]  CSSOUNDa series of long low soundsrumble of the low rumble of traffic in the distance the distant rumble of gunfiresee thesaurus at sound
Examples from the Corpus
rumbleWhat began as a rumble became a powerful roar as the volcano erupted.This drew a rumble of protest, as Tyler had expected it would.Are deeper rumbles in the offing?I sat there contented a minute that night, quite lost in the maddening rumble.The arena was almost full and it had all the makings of a full scale rumble.No sound except the rumble of an invisible train clattering through the night.Why he never even heard the rumbles.Soon the tunnels echoed to the rumble of many booted feet.The rumble of the train going by woke me up.He turned the engine over, the warm rumble of his Baby rejuvenating him.distant rumbleA new sound was growing in the tunnel, a distant rumble.There was a distant rumbling and crashing, which was intensified and reflected by the mountain slopes.There was a long, distant rumble.I could faintly hear the distant rumble of commuter traffic from my bedroom - a reminder of what I had temporarily escaped.The only noise was the distant rumble of traffic on the coastal road.
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Verb table
rumble
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrumble
he, she, itrumbles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrumbled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rumbled
he, she, ithas rumbled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rumbled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rumble
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rumbled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rumbling
he, she, itis rumbling
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you, we, theyare rumbling
Past
I, he, she, itwas rumbling
you, we, theywere rumbling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rumbling
he, she, ithas been rumbling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rumbling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rumbling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rumbling
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