UN peacekeepers—mainly from India—rumble by in armored vehicles, looking bored.
The rumble at Hofstra was thrilling—a heady blend of testosterone and pedantry.
Artillery and mortar duels all around the outskirts of Donetsk rumble angrily every day.
late 14c., "make a deep, heavy, continuous sound," also "move with a rolling, thundering sound," also "create disorder and confusion," probably related to Middle Dutch rommelen "to rumble," Middle High German rummeln, Old Norse rymja "to shout, roar," all of imitative origin. Related: Rumbled; rumbling.
late 14c., from rumble (v.). Slang noun meaning "gang fight" is from 1946. Meaning "backmost part of a carriage" is from 1808 (earlier rumbler, 1801), probably from the effect of sitting over the wheels; hence rumble seat (1828).
To steal; loot: ending a run by rumbling everything from airline glasses to grub (1970s+ Airline)