rumble

Are you ready to rumble? To rumble is to throw down, or fight. If you hear a truck rumble down your street, don’t put up your dukes — to rumble also means to make a low, deep sound.

Thunder rumbles just before you see lightning flash, and dogs sometimes rumble a low warning growl when they see someone unfamiliar. As a noun, rumble can mean "a low sound," “a seat in the back of a carriage” (the rumble seat) or " a street fight." It's a little old fashioned today to call a gang brawl a rumble, but if you've ever seen the movie "West Side Story," you've seen the rumble between the Jets and the Sharks.

Primary Meanings of rumble

1.
vn
utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
a loud low dull continuous noise
2.
n
a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
3.
n
a fight between rival gangs of adolescents
Full Definitions of rumble
1

v utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

Synonyms:
growl, grumble
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

v make a low noise

rumbling thunder”
Synonyms:
grumble
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

n a loud low dull continuous noise

Synonyms:
grumble, grumbling, rumbling
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
2

n a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage

Type of:
seat
any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit)
3

n a fight between rival gangs of adolescents

Synonyms:
gang fight
Type of:
combat, fight, fighting, scrap
the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

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