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thunder past

To move quickly past (someone or something) while making extremely loud, reverberating sounds, often caused by a vehicle's engine. Everyone came out to the street to watch the huge fleet of motorcycles go thundering past. We live right next to the interstate, so trucks thunder past us at all hours of the night.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

thunder past someone or something

Fig. to move past someone or something, rumbling. As the traffic thundered past, I wondered why there was so much of it. The train thundered past the sleeping town.
See also: past, thunder
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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