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rattle
British English: /ˈrat(ə)l/
American English: /ˈrædl/

Translation of rattle in French:

noun

transitive verb

  • 1 (shake)
    (person)
    faire s'entrechoquer
    (bottles, cutlery, chains)
    (wind)
    faire vibrer
    (window, door)
    (person) (door handle)
  • 2
    [informal]
    (annoy) to get rattled
    s'énerver

intransitive verb

  • (bottles, cutlery, chains)
    s'entrechoquer
    (window, door)
    when I shook the box, it rattled
    quand j'ai secoué la boîte, quelque chose a fait du bruit à l'intérieur
    the car rattled along/off etc
    la voiture avançait/est partie etc dans un bruit de ferraille

Idioms

to shake somebody until their teeth rattle

secouer quelqu'un comme un prunier

Phrasal verbs

rattle away

(informal)
= → rattle on

rattle off

(informal)
rattle off [something] (write)
écrire [quelque chose] à toute vitesse
(recite, read)
débiter [quelque chose] à toute vitesse

rattle on

(informal) rattle away (informal)
parler sans discontinuer
about à propos de

rattle through

(informal)
they rattled through the rest of the meeting
ils ont expédié la fin de la réunion
she rattled through the list of names
elle a lu la liste des noms à toute vitesse

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