Rumble meaning

rŭmbəl
(slang) To engage in a gang fight.
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The definition of rumble is to use a deep voice, to make a continuous deep sound, or to become involved in a fight.

A man with a gruff, deep voice is an example of someone who rumbles when he talks.

When a garbage truck with a noisy engine moves down the street, this is an example of when it rumbles down the street.

When two street gangs get into a fight, this is an example of when they rumble.

verb
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To make a deep, long, rolling sound.
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A rumble is defined as a continuous deep sound, or is slang for a street fight.

The sound of distant thunder is an example of a rumble.

A street fight between two gangs is an example of a rumble.

noun
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To move or proceed with a deep, long, rolling sound.
verb
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A tumbling box.
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To cause to pass through a rumble, or polishing machine.
verb
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To utter with a deep, long, rolling sound.
verb
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To polish or mix (metal parts) in a tumbling box.
verb
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A deep, long, rolling sound.
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(dated) A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage.
noun
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To make a low, heavy, continuous sound.

If I don't eat, my stomach will rumble.

I could hear the thunder rumbling in the distance.

verb
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To discover deceitful or underhanded behaviour.

The police is going to rumble your hideout.

verb
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To move while making a rumbling noise.

The truck rumbled over the rough road.

verb
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(slang) To fight; to brawl.
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A luggage compartment or servant's seat in the rear of a carriage.
noun
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To make a deep, heavy, continuous, rolling sound, as thunder.
verb
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To move or go with such a sound.
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To participate in a rumble.
verb
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To cause to make, or move with, such a sound.
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To utter or say with such a sound.
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To polish, mix, etc. in a rumble, or tumbling box.
verb
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A deep, heavy, continuous, rolling sound.
noun
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A widespread expression of discontent or restiveness.
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A space for luggage or a small extra seat, as for servants, in the rear of a carriage.
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(slang) A fight between gangs, esp. of teenagers.
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An onomatopoeia describing a rumbling noise.
interjection
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A low, heavy, continuous sound, such as that of thunder or a hungry stomach.

The rumble from passing trucks made it hard to sleep at night.

noun
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(slang) A street fight or brawl.
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A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other.
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Origin of rumble

  • Middle English romblen perhaps from Middle Dutch rommelen or from Middle Low German rummeln

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition