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verb thunder pronunciation in British English /ˈθʌndə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlethundering
past tensethundered
past participlethundered
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] if it thunders, you hear thunder in the sky
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to make a lot of noise when moving somewhere fast
    thunder through/into/down etc:

    An express train thundered through the station.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to say something in a very loud, angry voice

    ‘Come here, boy!’ he thundered.


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