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1 to feed on grass or herbs
  • just take the steer out to pasture and let it rustle for itself

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2 to proceed or move quickly
  • rustled around enthusiastically on the morning of the big trip

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3 to make small sounds usually by rubbing or moving
  • my pet peeve is candy wrappers rustling during a movie

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Synonyms & Antonyms of rustle (Entry 2 of 2)

as in whisper, murmur

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The first known use of rustle was in the 14th century

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24 Feb 2020

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“Rustle.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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