Definition of thunder verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    thunder

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈθʌndə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθʌndər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they thunder
    BrE BrE//ˈθʌndə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθʌndər//
     
    he / she / it thunders
    BrE BrE//ˈθʌndəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθʌndərz//
     
    past simple thundered
    BrE BrE//ˈθʌndəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθʌndərd//
     
    past participle thundered
    BrE BrE//ˈθʌndəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθʌndərd//
     
    -ing form thundering
    BrE BrE//ˈθʌndərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθʌndərɪŋ//
     
     
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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 ball 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.
  6. Word Origin Old English thunor (noun), thunrian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch donder and German Donner (noun), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin tonare ‘to thunder’.Extra examples Her heartbeat thundered in her ears. The horse raced across the pasture, its hooves thundering on the grass. The village is a quiet backwater away from the thundering traffic.
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