Synonyms and Antonyms of rustle

  1. 1 to feed on grass or herbs <just take the steer out to pasture and let it rustle for itself> Synonyms browse, forage, pasture, {h,1}grazeRelated Words eat, feed, nibble; range, stock; overgraze

  2. 2 to proceed or move quickly <rustled around enthusiastically on the morning of the big trip> Synonyms barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, hurry, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomRelated Words beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms crawl, creep, poke

  3. 3 to make small sounds usually by rubbing or moving <my pet peeve is candy wrappers rustling during a movie> Synonyms crinkleRelated Words crackle, crepitate; creak, squeak; swoosh, whoosh; babble, gurgle, murmur, sigh, whisper

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sparing in use of food or drink

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