Often, rumblings. the first signs of dissatisfaction or grievance.
rumble (def 7).
verb (used without object), rumbled, rumbling.
to make a deep, heavy, somewhat muffled, continuous sound, as thunder.
to move or travel with such a sound:
The train rumbled on.
Slang. to have or take part in a street fight between or among teenage gangs:
Rival gangs rumbled on Saturday afternoon.
verb (used with object), rumbled, rumbling.
to give forth or utter with a rumbling sound:
to rumble a command.
to cause to make or move with a rumbling sound:
to rumble a wagon over the ground.
to subject to the action of a rumble or tumbling box, as for the purpose of polishing.
a deep, heavy, somewhat muffled, continuous sound:
the rumble of tanks across a bridge.
a rear part of a carriage containing seating accommodations, as for servants, or space for baggage.
a tumbling box.
Slang. a street fight between rival teenage gangs.
to make or cause to make a deep resonant sound: thunder rumbled in the sky
to move with such a sound: the train rumbled along
(transitive) to utter with a rumbling sound: he rumbled an order
(transitive) to tumble (metal components, gemstones, etc) in a barrel of smooth stone in order to polish them
(transitive) (Brit, informal) to find out about (someone or something); discover (something): the police rumbled their plans
(intransitive) (US, slang) to be involved in a gang fight
a deep resonant sound
a widespread murmur of discontent
another name for tumbler (sense 4)
(US & Canadian, NZ, slang) a gang fight
adjective 1. attended with, making, or causing a rumbling sound.
adjective, Chiefly British. 1. rambunctious. adjective 1. boisterous or unruly
noun 1. a stupid or ignorant person. 2. drunkard; lush. adjective 3. stupid; ignorant. 4. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or arising from habitual drunkenness; addled by drink. rum-dum
noun 1. a division of the former Turkish Empire, in the Balkan Peninsula: included Albania, Macedonia, and Thrace. 2. Eastern, a former autonomous province within this division: later became S Bulgaria. noun 1. (history) the possessions of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkan peninsula: including Macedonia, Albania, Thrace, and an autonomous province (Eastern Rumelia) ceded […]