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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rustle

rustledrustling 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

rustler play \-s(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of rustle in a sentence

  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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rustle

  1. :  a quick succession or confusion of small sounds

Examples of rustle in a sentence

  1. He heard a rustle of leaves behind him.



1759

First Known Use of rustle

1759



RUSTLE Defined for Kids

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rustle

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verb rus·tle \ˈrə-səl\

Definition of rustle for Students

rustledrustling

  1. 1 :  to make or cause to make a quick series of small sounds <Leaves rustled in the wind.>

  2. 2 :  to steal (as cattle) from the range

rustler \ˈrə-slər\ noun



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rustle

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noun rus·tle

Definition of rustle for Students

  1. :  a quick series of small sounds <From backstage you could hear the rustle of paper programs … — Richard Peck, A Year Down Yonder>





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