|Origin:||Probably from early Dutch rommelen, from the sound|
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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.
if your stomach rumbles, it makes a noise, especially because you are hungry
4 [transitive] British English informal
to find out what someone is secretly intending to do:
How did you rumble them?
5 [intransitive and transitive] American English old-fashioned
to fight with someone
rumble onphrasal verb
The row about pay is still rumbling on.