rumble

rumble
[c]/ˈrʌmbəl / (say 'rumbuhl)

verb (rumbled, rumbling)
verb (i)
1. to make a deep, heavy, continuous, resonant sound, as thunder, etc.
2. to move, travel or be conveyed with such a sound: the train rumbled on.
3. Colloquial to take part in a fight, as between gangs.
verb (t)
4. to give forth or utter with a rumbling sound.
5. to cause to make or move with a rumbling sound.
6. to subject to the action of a rumble or tumbling box, as for the purpose of polishing.
7. Colloquial to detect or become suspicious of, as a fraud: *I know all these bleeden swindles of the politicians. I rumbled old Lloyd George years ago. –harold lewis, 1973.
8. Colloquial
a. to fight.
b. to get the better of, as in a contest.
noun
9. a rumbling sound, as of thunder or a heavy vehicle.
10. US a dicky; rumble seat.
11. a rear part of a carriage containing seating accommodation, as for servants, or space for baggage.
12. a tumbling box.
13. Colloquial a fight, especially between teenage gangs.
14. Colloquial a prank, usually undertaken by a group, sometimes involving violence.
{Middle English. Compare Dutch rommelen, probably of imitative origin}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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