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rum•ble



Pronunciation: (rum'bul), [key]
v., -bled, -bling,
n.


v.i.
1. to make a deep, heavy, somewhat muffled, continuous sound, as thunder.
2. to move or travel with such a sound: The train rumbled on.
3. Slang.to have or take part in a street fight between or among teenage gangs: Rival gangs rumbled on Saturday afternoon.

v.t.
1. to give forth or utter with a rumbling sound: to rumble a command.
2. to cause to make or move with a rumbling sound: to rumble a wagon over the ground.
3. to subject to the action of a rumble or tumbling box, as for the purpose of polishing.

n.
1. a deep, heavy, somewhat muffled, continuous sound: the rumble of tanks across a bridge.
2. See rumble seat.
3. a rear part of a carriage containing seating accommodations, as for servants, or space for baggage.
4. See tumbling box.
5. Slang.a street fight between rival teenage gangs.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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