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Meaning of rumble

rum•ble

Pronunciation: (rum'bul), [key]
— v., n. -bled, -bling,
—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. 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
  3. a rear part of a carriage containing seating accommodations, as for servants, or space for baggage.
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  5. a street fight between rival teenage gangs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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