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thunder

verb

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1 to make a long loud deep noise or cry
  • as we got closer, the waterfall thundered louder and louder

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2 to speak so as to be heard at a distance
  • a hotheaded man who was always thundering about the crooks and idiots running the government

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The first known use of thunder was before the 12th century

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“Thunder.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/thunder. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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