—v.i. 1. to make a deep, heavy, somewhat muffled, continuous sound, as thunder.
2. to move or travel with such a sound: The train rumbled on. 3. Slang.to have or take part in a street fight between or among teenage gangs: Rival gangs rumbled on Saturday afternoon.
—v.t. 1. to give forth or utter with a rumbling sound: to rumble a command. 2. to cause to make or move with a rumbling sound: to rumble a wagon over the ground. 3. to subject to the action of a rumble or tumbling box, as for the purpose of polishing.
—n. 1. a deep, heavy, somewhat muffled, continuous sound: the rumble of tanks across a bridge. 2. See rumble seat. 3. a rear part of a carriage containing seating accommodations, as for servants, or space for baggage.
4. See tumbling box. 5. Slang.a street fight between rival teenage gangs.