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To make a rapid succession of sounds by shaking loose objects against one another
“Shake the hat to rattle the coins that are already in it. The audience will be convinced that you have caught a hatful of coins from thin air.”
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To make a rapid succession of sounds by knocking or colliding repeatedly against something
“The old medicine bottles would rattle against each other and against the dead branches of the tree, making strange noises.”
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To shake or jolt, or to cause to shake or jolt
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“The cart began to rattle and shake over the cobbled streets.”
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To disturb the composure of
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“The opposition may make negative personal comments to rattle you.”
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To talk at length in a rambling manner
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“She was worried her guests would rattle on about steam engines and lathes and celestial bodies and Isabella would be bored.”
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To engage in (typically meaningless or unimportant) conversation
“With all of us more vociferous saucerers, there was always a tendency to rattle away about things no one was certain about.”
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To scare or instill fear
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To cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
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To intimidate, especially by daunting the spirits or courage of
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To make a repeated light tapping sound
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To make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises
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To crackle, to make a crackling sound
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To hamper or get in the way of
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To move quickly, typically with a buzzing or whirring sound
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To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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To struggle for breath
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To wheel or roll, especially by pushing
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To destroy by, or as if by, an explosion
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To make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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Plural for a rapid succession of short, sharp, sounds
“In the distance was heard the rapid rattle of a Kalashnikov.”
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Plural for a loud and typically discordant noise or sound
“I thought I heard a rattle in the gearshift. Hank, can you look at it again?”
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Plural for a gurgling sound in the throat of a dying person
“He laughed, and I noticed there was a wheezy rattle in his throat.”
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Buildups or crescendos
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Plural for a sound made by or resembling that of a drum
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