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verb rumble pronunciation in British English /ˈrʌmb(ə)l/
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present tense
present participlerumbling
past tenserumbled
past participlerumbled
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to make a continuous deep sound
    Thunder rumbled in the distance.
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  2. 3
    [transitive] British informal to discover that someone is doing something illegal
    We’ve been rumbled.

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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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