rustle

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rustle (plural rustles)

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

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rustle (third-person singular simple present rustles, present participle rustling, simple past and past participle rustled)

  1. (ergative) To move (something) with a soft crackling sound.
    • 1877, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty Chapter 22[1]
      The next day at three o'clock we were again at the door, and the footmen as before; we heard the silk dress rustle, and the lady came down the steps and in an imperious voice, she said, "York, you must put those horses' heads higher, they are not fit to be seen."
  2. (transitive) To make or obtain in a lively, energetic way.
    rustle some food
    rustle up some food
  3. (transitive) To steal (cattle or other livestock).

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