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Definition of rumble verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rumble
    he / she / it rumbles
    past simple rumbled
    -ing form rumbling
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  1. 1[intransitive] to make a long, deep sound or series of sounds The machine rumbled as it started up. thunder rumbling in the distance I'm so hungry my stomach's rumbling.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move slowly and heavily, making a rumbling sound tanks rumbling through the streets The train rumbled nearer.
  3. 3[intransitive] (informal) (of a gang of young people) to fight against another gang
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rumble

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