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1 rattle /ˈrætl̟/ verb
rattles; rattled; rattling
1 rattle
/ˈrætl̟/
verb
rattles; rattled; rattling
Learner's definition of RATTLE
[no object] : to hit against something repeatedly and make a quick series of short, loud sounds
[+ object] : to cause (something) to move or shake and make a series of noises : to cause (something) to rattle
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to make quick, short, loud sounds while moving
[+ object] : to upset or disturb (someone) often used as (be) rattled

rattle around

[phrasal verb]
rattle around or rattle around (something) informal
: to live or spend time in a place that is very big
sometimes used figuratively

rattle off

[phrasal verb]
rattle (something) off or rattle off (something) informal
: to say (something) quickly or easily from memory

rattle on

[phrasal verb] informal
: to talk for a long time about things that are not interesting or important often + about

rattle someone's cage

see cage

rattle through

[phrasal verb]
rattle through (something) British
: to do (something) quickly
see also saber-rattling
2 rattle /ˈrætl̟/ noun
plural rattles
2 rattle
/ˈrætl̟/
noun
plural rattles
Learner's definition of RATTLE
[count]
: a series of short, loud sounds usually singular
: a baby's toy that makes a series of short sounds when it is shaken
: the group of hard, loose pieces (called scales) that cover the end of a rattlesnake's tail
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