verb (used without object), rat·tled, rat·tling.
verb (used with object), rat·tled, rat·tling.
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Definition for rattle (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), rat·tled, rat·tling.Nautical.
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Example sentences from the Web for rattle
The wave begins when individual perception of risk starts to shift, when the environmental threat reaches past the least fortunate and rattles the physical and financial security of broader, wealthier parts of the population.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
The scandal tainted the bank’s reputation, led to the exit of Thiam in a power struggle, and rattled Swiss financial circles.Swiss regulators extend probe into spying at Credit Suisse|kdunn6|September 2, 2020|Fortune
They’ll rattle off their top five goals of the quarter or their individual aspirations, she says.The deceptively simple exercise that will boost employees’ spirits|Lila MacLellan|August 17, 2020|Quartz
The law came to life in an era when the United States was rattled by wartime – we entered World War I in 1917 – and worried about radicals.‘Keep Your Mouth Shut’: Why San Diego Banned ‘Seditious’ Talk in 1918|Randy Dotinga|August 4, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Apple last month announced two important privacy changes that have rattled the mobile advertising industry.
But this time I can plainly hear, through the rush of words, the faint rattle of hysteria that bespeaks a screw loose somewhere.
Rather, the hope is to rattle the cages a bit and make sure that the leadership of the Senate reflects the energy in the ranks.
Their hope was to rattle the newcomer, but the incident just embarrassed the incumbent.
Achtung Baby's ironic astringency was a successful reaction to Rattle and Hum's gauzy sincerity.U2 Drops ‘Invisible’ to Remind You the Band Exists|Howard Wolfson|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He proceeded to rattle off the names of dozens of notable cast members, urging them to stand for an ovation.Michael B. Jordan of ‘Fruitvale Station,’ Hollywood’s New Leading Man|Marlow Stern|July 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is much more convenient than a lamp, because it doesn't rattle, and you can throw the light on the page so much better.
He will rattle on in Spanish till Herr S. gets desperate, and tries to reduce him to order.
The nerves of our industrial civilization are worn thin with the rattle of its own machinery.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The brazen roar of the cannon is mingled with the intermittent rattle of innumerable machine guns.
Even from where he stood, Kip Burland could hear the rattle of the milk box top.