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Definition of thunder verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they thunder
    he / she / it thunders
    past simple thundered
    -ing form thundering
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  1. 1[intransitive] when it thunders, there is a loud noise in the sky during a storm
  2. 2[intransitive] to make a very loud deep noise synonym roar A voice thundered in my ear. thundering traffic
  3. 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move very fast and with a loud deep noise synonym roar Heavy trucks kept thundering past.
  4. 4[transitive] thunder something + adv./prep. (informal) to make something move somewhere very fast Essien thundered the puck past the goalie.
  5. 5[intransitive, transitive] (literary) to shout, complain, etc. very loudly and angrily thunder (something) He thundered against the evils of television. + speech “Sit still!” she thundered.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: thunder