rattle off

Definition of rattle off

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to chatter incessantly and aimlessly

  3. : to move with a clatter or rattle

  1. : a device that produces a rattle

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

  3. : a rapid succession of sharp clattering sounds

  1. : to furnish with ratlines

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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