rattle off

  • 1 rattle\ off — • rattle off • reel off v To say quickly without having to stop to think; recite easily and rapidly. When Roger was seven he could rattle off the names of all the states in alphabetical order. Joan memorized the Gettysburg Address so well that… …

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  • 2 rattle off — (something) to say something quickly. She rattled something off in French that I didn t understand. Usage notes: often used when someone gives a list of facts or other related information from memory: Walter could rattle off the statistics of… …

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  • 3 rattle off — verb recite volubly or extravagantly He could recite the names of all the chemical elements • Syn: ↑rattle down, ↑reel off, ↑spiel off, ↑roll off • Hypernyms: ↑recite • V …

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  • 4 rattle off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms rattle off : present tense I/you/we/they rattle off he/she/it rattles off present participle rattling off past tense rattled off past participle rattled off to say something quickly, especially something that… …

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  • 5 rattle off — or[reel off] {v.} To say quickly without having to stop to think; recite easily and rapidly. * /When Roger was seven he could rattle off the names of all the states in alphabetical order./ * /Joan memorized the Gettysburg Address so well that she …

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  • 6 rattle off — or[reel off] {v.} To say quickly without having to stop to think; recite easily and rapidly. * /When Roger was seven he could rattle off the names of all the states in alphabetical order./ * /Joan memorized the Gettysburg Address so well that she …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 7 rattle off — PHRASAL VERB If you rattle off something, you say it or do it very quickly and without much effort. [V P n (not pron)] Asked what English he knew, Mr Semko rattled off One, two, three ... [V P n (not pron)] Hendry, playing an afternoon match,… …

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  • 8 rattle off — verb To list or recite quickly. When I suggested it, he promptly rattled off a dozen reasons that it wouldnt work. Syn: reel off, rhyme off …

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  • 9 rattle off something — rattle off (something) to say something quickly. She rattled something off in French that I didn t understand. Usage notes: often used when someone gives a list of facts or other related information from memory: Walter could rattle off the… …

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  • 10 To rattle off — Rattle Rat tle (r[a^]t t l), v. t. 1. To cause to make a rattling or clattering sound; as, to rattle a chain. [1913 Webster] 2. To assail, annoy, or stun with a rattling noise. [1913 Webster] Sound but another [drum], and another shall As loud as …

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  • 11 Rattle — Rat tle (r[a^]t t l), v. t. 1. To cause to make a rattling or clattering sound; as, to rattle a chain. [1913 Webster] 2. To assail, annoy, or stun with a rattling noise. [1913 Webster] Sound but another [drum], and another shall As loud as thine… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 rattle — ► VERB 1) make or cause to make a rapid succession of short, sharp knocking or clinking sounds. 2) move or travel while making such sounds. 3) (rattle about/around in) be in or occupy (too large a space). 4) informal make nervous, worried, or… …

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  • 13 rattle — rat|tle1 [ˈrætl] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from Middle Low German ratelen] 1.) [I and T] if you rattle something, or if it rattles, it shakes and makes a quick series of short sounds ▪ Dan banged on her door and rattled the handle. ▪… …

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  • 14 rattle — rat|tle1 [ rætl ] verb 1. ) intransitive if something rattles, it makes short sharp knocking sounds as it moves or shakes: The house shook and the doors and windows rattled. There s something rattling in the bottom of that box. a ) transitive to… …

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  • 15 rattle something off — REEL OFF, recite, list, fire off, run through, enumerate. → rattle * * * say, perform, or produce something quickly and effortlessly he rattled off some instructions * * * ˌrattle sthˈoff derived to say sth from memory without having to think too …

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  • 16 rattle — I UK [ˈræt(ə)l] / US verb Word forms rattle : present tense I/you/we/they rattle he/she/it rattles present participle rattling past tense rattled past participle rattled 1) a) [intransitive] if something rattles, it makes short sharp knocking… …

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  • 17 rattle — [[t]ræ̱t(ə)l[/t]] rattles, rattling, rattled 1) V ERG When something rattles or when you rattle it, it makes short sharp knocking sounds because it is being shaken or it keeps hitting against something hard. She slams the kitchen door so hard I… …

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  • 18 rattle — I. /ˈrætl / (say ratl) verb (rattled, rattling) –verb (i) 1. to give out a rapid succession of short sharp sounds, as in consequence of agitation and repeated concussions: the windows rattled in their frames. 2. to be filled with such sounds, as… …

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  • 19 rattle — rattle1 /rat l/, v., rattled, rattling, n. v.i. 1. to give out or cause a rapid succession of short, sharp sounds, as in consequence of agitation and repeated concussions: The windows rattled in their frames. 2. to move or go, esp. rapidly, with… …

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  • 20 rattle something off — she can rattle off the complete list of Shakespeare s plays Syn: reel off, recite, list, fire off, run through, enumerate …

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