AskDefine | Define rustle

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rustle n : the light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind [syn: rustling, whisper, whispering]


1 make a dry crackling sound; "rustling silk"; "the dry leaves were rustling in the breeze"
2 take illegally; "rustle cattle" [syn: lift]

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  1. a soft crackling sound similar to the movement of leaves



(transitive or intransitive)
  1. to move (something) with a soft crackling sound
  2. to move speedily, especially in the phrase rustle up some food
  3. to steal cattle or other livestock

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