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rustle

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verb rus·tle \ˈrə-səl\

Simple Definition of rustle

  • : to make a soft, light sound because parts of something are touching or rubbing against each other

  • : to cause (something) to make a soft, light sound

  • : to steal (animals) from a farm or ranch

Full Definition of rustle

rus·tledrus·tling play \ˈrə-s(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make or cause a rustle

  3. 2 a :  to act or move with energy or speed b :  to forage food

  4. 3 :  to steal cattle

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to cause to rustle

  7. 2 a :  to obtain by one's own exertions —often used with up <able to rustle up $5,000 bail — Jack McCallum> b :  forage

  8. 3 :  to steal (as livestock) especially from a farm or ranch

rus·tler play \-s(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of rustle

  1. The trees rustled in the wind.

  2. Her skirt rustled as she walked.

  3. He rustled the papers on his desk.



Origin of rustle

Middle English rustelen


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with rustle


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rustle

noun rus·tle

Simple Definition of rustle

  • : a quick series of soft, light sounds caused when things (such as leaves or pieces of paper) rub against each other

Full Definition of rustle

  1. :  a quick succession or confusion of small sounds

Examples of rustle

  1. He heard a rustle of leaves behind him.



1759

First Known Use of rustle

1759




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