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clatter around

To make noise while moving around in a space or container. What on earth is clattering around in my bag? Quit clattering around in here—the baby is napping! Hold that container still so those marbles don't clatter around.
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clatter around

 and clatter something around
to move around among things, making noise. Stop clattering around! It's late. I wish you would not clatter those dishes around.
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Thereafter the fastidious recutting of the workprint continued at the Movieolas in the manning pool; and whenever the strain of Albert Ammons's "Bass Boogie" began to clatter through the gaunt and echoing room, we would steal from our desks and our rewinds to watch and listen, while outside through the big bare window, the Gatineau Hills turned from red and bronze to a bleak blue black, and the slate grey Ottawa River slowly filmed with ice.
Then he'll take a childlike delight in bouncing sticks hard on to the floor, or striking Tibetan bells across the skins, using every available hitting surface to build his ratchety clatter.
burst into the schoolroom with such a noise and a clatter that Tommy and Annika .
IT'S a busy week at the Olympia Theatre with a clatter of bands falling through the stage doors.
VICTORIA Azarenka continued to avoid the clatter of seeds in the women's draw at the French Open as she eased through to the quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Ekaterina Makarova.
2 : to move with a clatter <A wagon rattled down the road.
Bottles clatter and smash, plastic collection boxes thump empty on to the pavement, newspapers flop and rustle, plastic collection boxes bounce with a reverberating thud as they are thrown across the pavement, skidding to a halt with a juddering clatter.
I've now covered 17,000 miles in six months and feel duty-bound to tell you that I've hadn't a single glitch, niggle, clonk or clatter.
If they really want to eliminate foxes why doesn't the hunt clatter along Queen Street in case one of Basil Brush's mates is sniffing round the dustbins?
On the central screen, the camera mostly stays in close, and while the voices are muffled on its sound track, the clack and clatter of silverware and other such "incidental" sounds ring crystal clear.
Despite the arrangements' hectic clatter, the sound is thin, and the decadence redundant.
But woodlands need to be properly managed to achieve these goals, and a free workshop at Las Auduon Farm, Clatter, Caersws, on Wednesday, January 27, aims to tackle the issues.