rumble Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “rumble” in the English Dictionary

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uk   us   /ˈrʌ̩/

rumble verb (SOUND)

[I] to make a ​continuouslowsound: Please ​excuse my stomach rumbling - I haven't ​eaten all ​day. Thunder rumbled in the ​distance. Convoys of ​tanks rumbled (= ​moved while rumbling) through the ​citystreets.

rumble verb (DISCOVER)

[T usually passive] UK informal to ​discover the ​truefacts about someone or something ​secret and often ​illegal: His ​bosseventually rumbled him, and he was ​sacked.

rumble verb (FIGHT)

[I] Australian English informal to take ​part in a ​physicalfight
noun [C] uk   us  
We could ​hear the rumble ofdistantguns/​thunder.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of rumble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rumble" in American English

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rumbleverb [I]

 us   /ˈrʌm·bəl/
to make a ​continuous, ​lowsound, or to move ​slowly while making such a ​sound: My ​stomach is rumbling. The ​trucks rumbled ​across the ​field.
noun [C usually sing]  us   /ˈrʌm·bəl/
We could ​hear the rumble of ​distantthunder.
(Definition of rumble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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