rattle off

phrasal verb

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

Examples of rattle off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Buzbee criticized Moore for sending the complaint back to Maxwell, a Texas Ranger, and rattled off a list of ways the FBI and its agents have violated the rights of Americans in recent years. Lauren McGaughy, Dallas News, 11 Sep. 2023 Mazama began by beating Estacada (who would end up being the Class 4A champions) 26-14, before rattling off an undefeated regular season. Aaron Heisen, oregonlive, 7 Sep. 2023 Standing on the lakeshore on a recent Saturday afternoon, Ellinor Michel, an evolutionary biologist at London’s Natural History Museum, rattles off a history of neglect. Yannic Rack, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 In the message to urban dwellers, the chatbot rattles off a list of 10 of President Biden’s policies that might appeal to young voters, including the president’s climate change commitments and his proposal for student loan debt relief. Cat Zakrzewski, Washington Post, 28 Aug. 2023 In my experience, such children not only can rattle off the dinosaur’s vital statistics—fifteen feet tall, forty feet long, twelve thousand pounds—but will piously correct any misinformation advanced by their paleontologically passé elders. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 14 Aug. 2023 The Giants offense has been pretty lowly lately, but that hasn't stopped San Francisco from rattling off a bunch of wins to remain afloat in the playoff race. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 17 July 2023 Everyday beauty fans may not be able to rattle off the names of their favorite fragrances’ creators, but to the enthusiastic fragrance aficionado, perfumers are the artists who breathe life and creativity into scents. Kristin Limoges, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Aug. 2023 In one breath, John Shoemaker can rattle off a litany of modern baseball terminology: exit velocity, horizontal break, spin rate. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2023 See More

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“Rattle off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rattle%20off. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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