Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1(stream/spring) borbotar(stream/spring) borbotear
- I jammed my head over the railing on the gorge's upstream side: nothing but the pretty stream burbling over rocks and between snowbanks 70 feet below.
- It had a trout stream burbling through the middle of it - I didn't fish - and too many ruined barns to do up.
- He drew deeply on his hookah, wheezing and coughing, making it burble and bubble in the still air.
- At this pleasant Victorian seaside resort, they fry in oversized skillets burbling with oil - and heaps of sliced onions.
- You could run along the path at midnight, hard earth under your feet, the creek burbling along beside you - and the experience was exactly what you would have had one hundred years ago.
- And the fountains burbling in the background are very soothing.
- I walked in rain and got kissed and saw bright green grass and heard a creek burbling and that was good.
- As the larger yachts and cruisers burbled into harbour it gave the added fascination of playing spot the millionaire; but everyone here dressed down and ‘distressed casual’ was definitely the look.
- The engine started, burbled away cheerfully for a while and then stopped.
- ‘Summer Rain’ is a pleasant bossa-nova shuffle, highlighted by a muted trumpet burbling through the verses.
- All over the world, bottles of red wine are being uncorked and coffee percolators are burbling away pleasantly in anticipation: it must be time for Norah Jones's second album.
- Flashlight was sinus infection listening - all bass swell and muffled percussion burbling beneath tattered acoustic overlay.
- With the V twin burbling away it is a very comfortable and relaxing bike to ride at 110 km/h on the highway.
- Cristophe is complaining about Wizards of the Coast while Seb gets the coffee-maker burbling.
- With the engine still burbling away, I strapped myself in.
- A small house stood in the middle of the glade, a brook burbling next to it.
- There's a coffee machine burbling invitingly several feet away, just beyond my reach.
- Pink streamers swirled from my sodden jeans, tendrils of crimson whipping off into the water burbling around my boots.
- Sucking and burbling, the water was whipped into a clockwise motion and the whole course changed.
- As the last piece of meat is born away across the marina and the crowd slowly disperses, we wash the boat and ourselves down and then tow the filleted carcass out to sea, the little outboard burbling happily on whiskey fumes in the darkness.
2(talk meaninglessly)parlotear informalcotorrear informal
- He could have burbled on, said things he didn't mean to say, kept it going just for appearances.
- And along beside Mott's Road the stream is gurgling, babbling, chattering, bubbling, giggling, chortling, burbling - so many words to express the natural joy, the hilarity of nature doing what it does best: glorifying God in its self.
- Now I am hiding in my room sniggering & eating ice cream, & in a second I'll probably start giggling uncontrollably & burbling about Jim Morrison.
- Read any supermodel burbling on about the ‘secret’ of her breathtaking beauty and she'll confide, ‘I drink lots of water.’
- Good thing she got her column done before Paul Hamm's victory yesterday, because it would have messed up the theme of American defeat she's burbling over.
- Later a man is seen crying in the sand, burbling: ‘I've ruined my life.’
- It is quite absurd, not to mention infuriating, to have some moron from Sky burbling on about the next attraction when one has not had time to absorb the emotion from the film one has just seen.
- For months I've been wandering around, burbling about how crazily happy I am, scared it would end since I don't know how it started.
- Last time I watched, there was some blonde buffoon on Question Time, burbling in an anachronistic fashion about something or the other.
- So I'm just going to keep randomly burbling away until I've completed 100 posts.
- He then burbles on for a while about how he didn't come to the jungle to win (he actually seems to think winning means something tangible, like winning Wimbledon) and then claims he plays ‘a bigger - or smaller’ game.
- ‘The living world,’ she burbles, ‘is made of rainbows within rainbows, in an endless progression.’
- Around the conference table, eight extremely believable-looking exec types, many with the faces of prominent local actors, glare him down as he burbles.
- She burbles out some sympathetic remarks and says ‘We've all had to wait around too you know!’
- We sit down to talk in an upstairs boardroom and are joined by Sylla's young nephew, who burbles quietly to himself then falls asleep.
- As I handed her the key she burbled, ‘Thank you so much!’
- The lot in front of me never seem to contribute much, but tonight they dumped the kids and brought their quiet mates along, who burbled about how ‘exciting’ the game was when we were 2-down at half time.
- Lloyd Goodrich, an ex-director of the Whitney, burbled about the caricaturist's ‘designs of such complexity, completeness, and control.’
- ‘The delivery model for service on this airline could easily be workshopped into a far more efficient, customer-oriented system than the shambles in front of us today,’ the man on my right burbled.
- Nelly burbles about ‘not wanting to hide behind metaphor ‘and uncovering her ‘wiser self‘.
- As we chatted, his infant son burbled happily in the background.
3(talk excitedly)hablar atropelladamente