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rattle

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loud, confused, and usually inharmonious sound

  • I'd go nuts if I had to endure the rattle of that bottling plant every day
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rattle

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1 to make a series of short sharp noises

  • the children tromped through the kitchen, making the plates on the shelf rattle
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2 to engage in casual or rambling conversation

  • busily rattling away about our vacation plans, we didn't listen to the announcements and missed our flight
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blow smoke, chew the fat (also chew the rag), shoot the breeze, talk a blue streak

3 to talk at length without sticking to a topic or getting to a point

  • she rattled on and on about all her European shopping trips, but I wasnʼt really listening
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run one's mouth

4 to throw into a state of self-conscious distress

  • donʼt let a little mistake rattle you while youʼre playing during the piano recital
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embarrass, discomfit, abash, disconcert, rattle mean to distress by confusing or confounding. embarrass implies some influence that impedes thought, speech, or action.
    • The question embarrassed her so much she couldn't answer
discomfit implies a hampering or frustrating accompanied by confusion.
    • Hecklers discomfited the speaker
abash presupposes some initial self-confidence that receives a sudden check, producing shyness, shame, or a feeling of inferiority.
    • abashed by her swift and cutting retort
disconcert implies an upsetting of equanimity or assurance producing uncertainty or hesitancy.
    • disconcerted by finding so many in attendance
rattle implies an agitation that impairs thought and judgment.
    • rattled by all the television cameras


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