Rustle meaning

rŭsəl
To move or act energetically or while making such sounds.

Mice rustled across the floor.

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To move with soft fluttering or crackling sounds.

The leaves rustled in the breeze.

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To rustle is things rubbing together or touching and making a soft sound.

An example of rustle is to sort through a handful of papers.

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To steal livestock, especially cattle.
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To cause to rustle.

Rustled the newspaper.

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To obtain or produce by energetic effort.

Rustled up some food in the kitchen.

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(informal) To work or proceed with, or move, bring, or get by, energetic or vigorous action.
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To rustle means to gather or steal cows or horses.

An example of rustle is to herd cattle.

An example of rustle is to steal a few cows from a ranch.

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To steal (livestock, especially cattle).
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Such a succession of sounds.
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A soft crackling sound similar to the movement of leaves.
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(ergative) To move (something) with a soft crackling sound.
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To make or obtain in a lively, energetic way.

Rustle some food.

Rustle up some food.

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To steal (cattle or other livestock).
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To make or cause to make an irregular succession of soft sounds, as of leaves being moved by a gentle breeze or of papers being shuffled.
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rustle up
  • to collect or get together, as by foraging
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of rustle

  • Middle English rustlen perhaps of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition