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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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While it neither bites nor stings, a bumbling fly clattering around a light at night can be quite alarming.
EMMERDALE Mon-Fri ITV There have been enough empty booze bottles clattering around Laurel's abode to fill a recycling centre, but so far the only person alert enough to realise she's got a major drink problem is her dad Doug.
She hears someone clattering around in the kitchen, water splashing, something being pushed aside on the table, footsteps crossing the floor, the clink of porcelain.
That's why this national argument of ours too often sounds like ball-bearings clattering around a washing machine.
College students need to remember that family members usually don't appreciate someone clattering around at 2 a.
It added: "I heard people clattering around in my house so I shed my skin and got the hell out of there.
Kevin clattering around the engine still, hammering away.
But the cheap and cheerful model I remember clattering around Spain's Costa Brava some three decades ago bears little resemblance to today's models proudly bearing the Ibiza badging.
A melodious pitch perfect click which during a golfing life of clattering around half-a-million shots has resonated from my own clubs on roughly three occasions.
There must be no destruction,' he confided to Ford, in the softest of voices, as they sat in an alcove off the grand Grill Room of the Holborn Restaurant, the dishes clattering around them.
The din is tremendous, with cans clattering around and immense baling machines compacting the material into tidy bundles.
I am My Own Wife," the intriguing Playwrights Horizons-bound one-hander from playwright Doug Wright and director Moises Kaufman, tells the tale of a long-lived German transvestite who somehow survived both the Nazis and the East German secret police by clattering around in heels.
So there is much running up and down the stairs in the galleried courtyard and horses clattering around.
It will take me back to my Shrewsbury reserves days, playing at Blackpool with Coke cans clattering around the pitch," he said.