rattle off

phrasal verb
rattled off; rattling off; rattles off

Definition of rattle off

informal
: to say (something) quickly or easily from memory She rattled off the names of all 50 states.

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“Rattle off.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rattle%20off. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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