rattle through

rattle through
ˌrattle ˈthrough [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they rattle through he/she/it rattles through present participle rattling through past tense rattled through past participle rattled through] british informal phrasal verb
to do or say something quickly because you want to finish it as soon as you can
Thesaurus: to do something quickly and/or easilysynonym
Main entry: rattle

* * *

rattle through [phrasal verb]
rattle through (something) Brit : to do (something) quickly

We rattled through the meeting.

• • •
Main Entry:rattle

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • rattle through — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms rattle through : present tense I/you/we/they rattle through he/she/it rattles through present participle rattling through past tense rattled through past participle rattled through British informal rattle… …   English dictionary

  • rattle through — PHRASAL VERB If you rattle through something, you deal with it quickly in order to finish it. [mainly BRIT] [V P n] She rattled through a translation from Virgil s Aeneid …   English dictionary

  • rattle through — verb To do something extremely quickly and perfunctorily …   Wiktionary

  • rattle — rat|tle1 [ˈrætl] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from Middle Low German ratelen] 1.) [I and T] if you rattle something, or if it rattles, it shakes and makes a quick series of short sounds ▪ Dan banged on her door and rattled the handle. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rattle — rat|tle1 [ rætl ] verb 1. ) intransitive if something rattles, it makes short sharp knocking sounds as it moves or shakes: The house shook and the doors and windows rattled. There s something rattling in the bottom of that box. a ) transitive to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rattle — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to shake, or make something shake, with quick repeated knocking noises: The windows rattled in the wind. | The beggar was rattling coins in an old mug. 2 (I) to move quickly, making a rattling noise (+ along/past/over etc): The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rattle — I UK [ˈræt(ə)l] / US verb Word forms rattle : present tense I/you/we/they rattle he/she/it rattles present participle rattling past tense rattled past participle rattled 1) a) [intransitive] if something rattles, it makes short sharp knocking… …   English dictionary

  • rattle — [[t]ræ̱t(ə)l[/t]] rattles, rattling, rattled 1) V ERG When something rattles or when you rattle it, it makes short sharp knocking sounds because it is being shaken or it keeps hitting against something hard. She slams the kitchen door so hard I… …   English dictionary

  • Rattle — Rat tle, n. 1. A rapid succession of sharp, clattering sounds; as, the rattle of a drum. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Noisy, rapid talk. [1913 Webster] All this ado about the golden age is but an empty rattle and frivolous conceit. Hakewill. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rattle — rattle1 [rat′ l] vi. rattled, rattling [ME ratelen, prob. of WGmc echoic orig., akin to Ger rasseln] 1. to make a series of sharp, short sounds in quick succession 2. to go or move with such sounds [a wagon rattling over the stones] 3. to talk… …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”