rattle around

Definition of rattle around


  1. :  to live or spend time in a place that is very big Her husband died last year, and now she's just rattling around in that huge house by herself. We rattled around Europe last summer. —sometimes used figuratively An old song has been rattling around in my head all day.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make a rapid succession of short sharp noises

    :  to chatter incessantly and aimlessly

    :  to move with a clatter or rattle

  1. :  a device that produces a rattle

    :  a case containing pellets used as a baby's toy

    :  the sound-producing organ on a rattlesnake's tail

  1. :  to furnish with ratlines

  1. :  in a circle or in circumference

    :  in, along, or through a circuit

    :  on all or various sides :  in every or any direction

  1. :  on all sides of

    :  so as to encircle or enclose

    :  so as to avoid or get past :  on or to another side of

  1. :  about

    :  being in existence, evidence, or circulation

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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