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This page is about the slang term rattle

Meaning: to upset or unnerve, to make someone feel nervous

For example:

  • Nothing seems to rattle James Bond. He's always cool and calm no matter what sort of trouble he's in.

  • Lana turned quickly, rattled by the sound of a child screaming.

Quick Quiz:

Hiroko was rattled by the sight of

a. a cute little puppy dog

b. pretty pink cherry blossoms

c. a huge black snake

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Contributor: Matt Errey