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rattled

1. Shocked, bewildered, flustered, or unnerved. The whole incident left me feeling pretty rattled. I know that Tom was rattled for a while after the accident.
2. slang Intoxicated from alcohol. She looked a little rattled when she was leaving, but she wasn't falling over herself or anything. I'll come out with you for a pint or two, but I don't want to get too rattled.
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slightly rattled

 
1. Inf. upset; confused. Tom was slightly rattled by the policeman at the door. I'm slightly rattled. I'll get over it.
2. Inf. tipsy; intoxicated. He's only slightly rattled. He'll recover by morning. she can be really drunk and still seem only slightly rattled.
See also: rattle, slightly

rattled

1. mod. confused; bewildered. He tends to get a little rattled at minor things.
2. mod. tipsy; alcohol intoxicated. After an hour of drinking, Bill was more than a little rattled.
See also: rattle

slightly rattled

1. mod. upset; confused. (see also rattled.) Tom was slightly rattled by the trouble at the door.
2. mod. tipsy; alcohol intoxicated. She can be stone blind and still seem only slightly rattled.
See also: rattle, slightly
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McGregor will go into the fight as the underdog but another of his fans said: "Khabib is rattled like he will be on Saturday night.
"They are a fantastic team and they've done a great job, but they definitely don't have me rattled." Despite Hamilton's assertions to the contrary that he intends to stay at McLaren, speculation linking the 26-year-old with a move to Red Bull refuses to go away.
At 4:15, with 15 minutes of shooting light left, I rattled one last time.
3 : to speak or say quickly or without stopping <He rattled off the answers.>
Mark Taylor, founder of Rattled by the Rush, says: "It promises to be a party to remember.
DURING PHASE 2, RESEARCHERS rattled to bedded bucks wearing activity collars.
Researchers worked in pairs, with one observing from a telephone pole observation tower while the other rattled on the ground.
Claire Hardy, 31, said: "The cups rattled on the shelf and I thought, 'What the hell was that?'"
I've rattled in nearly 100 different whitetail bucks over the years, and this experience--plus that of my hunting partners--has shown that most bucks willing to respond to rattling come in during the first 10 minutes.
Moreover, a sequence of magnitude 5 to 6.4 earthquakes had rattled the islands in October, and because the seismic pattern of this sequence was not typical, seismologists were concerned that these were precursory signals of a great earthquake.
Explanations generally run: "I bet I rattled a dozen times last season and never saw a deer," or, "I saw a big buck coming down the fenceline, and when I rattled, he turned and ran away." But as my father told me 50 years ago, "When you're hunting big game, whatever you're doing only has to work once."
Deer rattling and calling got its jump-start in Texas where hunters rattled and called from high stands or trucks with high racks.
In the early 1960s a story appeared about a Texas biologist named Bob Ramsey who rattled in 26 bucks in a single day.
And everything I've written here might seem like baloney, because last year you might have rattled in a 190-class buck on October 1 in the rain with wind gusts up to 50 mph--and he came in at 1 p.m.
The ultimate example of this time of golden opportunity was thrust upon me a few years ago when I rattled in--and cleanly killed--three different 160-class bucks, in two different states, in a two-week period!