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rattle

Synonyms of rattle in English:

verb

  • 1 we were awakened by the sound of stones rattling against the window
  • 2 he put his hand in his pocket and rattled his small change
    jingle, jangle, clink, tinkle
  • 3 the bus rattled along the bumpy streets
    jolt, bump, bounce, shake, vibrate, jar;
    British judder
    rarejounce
  • 4 the government were clearly rattled by the campaign
    unnerve, disconcert, disturb, fluster, shake, perturb, discompose, discomfit, discountenance, make nervous, put off, throw off balance, ruffle, agitate, put off one's stroke, upset, frighten, scare
    informalfaze, throw, get to
  • Phrases

    rattle someone's cage

    1
    informal
    if that corporate caveat really rattled your cage, there's more bad news
    [Antonyms] pacify, placate
    British informalnark, get on someone's wick

    rattle something off

    2
    she rattled off the names of films he had directed
    reel off, recite, list rapidly, fire off, run through, enumerate
    informalspiel off

    rattle on/away

    3
    she found herself rattling on about the meaning of life
    British informalwitter, rabbit, chunter, waffle
    Scottish & Irish informalslabber
    North American informalrun off at the mouth

    noun

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  • 1 the rattle of bottles as he stacked the crates
  • 2 there was a choking rattle in his throat
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