berattle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ rattle.

Verb[edit]

berattle (third-person singular simple present berattles, present participle berattling, simple past and past participle berattled)

  1. (transitive) To rattle; rattle vigorously.
    • 2006, William Shakespeare, Ann Thompson, Neil Taylor, Hamlet - Page 468:
      These are now the fashion, and so berattle the common stages (so they call them) that many wearing rapiers are afraid of goose-quills and dare scarce come thither.
  2. (transitive, rare) To cry down; abuse; run down.