rus|tle1 [ˈrʌsəl] v
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: From the sound;]
[Sense: 2; Origin: probably influenced in meaning by hustle]
1.) [I and T]
if leaves, papers, clothes etc rustle, or if you rustle them, they make a noise as they rub against each other
She moved nearer, her long silk skirt rustling around her.
He rustled the papers on his desk.
2.) [T]
to steal farm animals such as cattle, horses, or sheep
rustle up [rustle sth<=>up] phr v
to make a meal quickly
I'll rustle up a couple of steaks on the barbecue.
rustle 2
rustle2 n [singular]
the noise made when something rustles
rustle of
the rustle of leaves in the wind

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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