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rattle around

(also

rattle about

) 1 (v + adv) in large building etc
INTRANSITIVEthe hall had lots of space to rattle around bhí neart spáis sa halla le bheith ag bogadh thart, bhí neart fairsingeachta sa halla
TRANSITIVEthey're rattling around the place tá siad ag crochadh thart faoin áit, tá siad ag máinneáil timpeall na háite
2 (v + adv) move and make noise INTRANSITIVEthere was something rattling around on the back seat bhí rud éigin ag cleatráil thart ar an suíochán cúil 3 (v + adv) of ideas etc INTRANSITIVEa number of ideas rattled around in my head bhí cúpla smaoineamh ag dul thart i mo cheann → see rattle