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rus·tle

 (rŭs′əl)
v. rus·tled, rus·tling, rus·tles
v.intr.
1. To move with soft fluttering or crackling sounds: The leaves rustled in the breeze.
2. To move or act energetically or while making such sounds: Mice rustled across the floor.
3. To steal livestock, especially cattle.
v.tr.
1. To cause to rustle: rustled the newspaper.
2. To obtain or produce by energetic effort: rustled up some food in the kitchen.
3. To steal (livestock, especially cattle).

[Middle English rustlen, perhaps of imitative origin.]

rus′tler n.
rus′tling·ly adv.
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rustle

(ˈrʌsəl)
vb
1. to make or cause to make a low crisp whispering or rubbing sound, as of dry leaves or paper
2. to move with such a sound
n
such a sound or sounds
[Old English hrūxlian; related to Gothic hrukjan to crow2, Old Norse hraukr raven, crow1]
ˈrustling adj, n
ˈrustlingly adv

rustle

(ˈrʌsəl)
vb
1. chiefly US and Canadian to steal (cattle, horses, etc)
2. informal US and Canadian to move swiftly and energetically
[C19: probably special use of rustle1 (in the sense: to move with quiet sound)]
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rus•tle

(ˈrʌs əl)

v. -tled, -tling,
n. v.i.
1. to make the soft sounds of gentle rubbing, as of leaves, silk, or paper.
2. to cause such sounds by moving or stirring something.
3. to move, proceed, or work energetically.
v.t.
4. to move or stir so as to cause a rustling sound.
5. to move, bring, or get by energetic action.
6. to steal (livestock, esp. cattle).
7. rustle up, Informal. to find, gather, or assemble by effort or search.
n.
8. the sound made by rustling.
[1350–1400; Middle English rustlen (v.); compare Frisian russelje, Dutch ridselen]
rus′tler, n.
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rustle


Past participle: rustled
Gerund: rustling

Imperative
rustle
rustle
Present
I rustle
you rustle
he/she/it rustles
we rustle
you rustle
they rustle
Preterite
I rustled
you rustled
he/she/it rustled
we rustled
you rustled
they rustled
Present Continuous
I am rustling
you are rustling
he/she/it is rustling
we are rustling
you are rustling
they are rustling
Present Perfect
I have rustled
you have rustled
he/she/it has rustled
we have rustled
you have rustled
they have rustled
Past Continuous
I was rustling
you were rustling
he/she/it was rustling
we were rustling
you were rustling
they were rustling
Past Perfect
I had rustled
you had rustled
he/she/it had rustled
we had rustled
you had rustled
they had rustled
Future
I will rustle
you will rustle
he/she/it will rustle
we will rustle
you will rustle
they will rustle
Future Perfect
I will have rustled
you will have rustled
he/she/it will have rustled
we will have rustled
you will have rustled
they will have rustled
Future Continuous
I will be rustling
you will be rustling
he/she/it will be rustling
we will be rustling
you will be rustling
they will be rustling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rustling
you have been rustling
he/she/it has been rustling
we have been rustling
you have been rustling
they have been rustling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rustling
you will have been rustling
he/she/it will have been rustling
we will have been rustling
you will have been rustling
they will have been rustling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rustling
you had been rustling
he/she/it had been rustling
we had been rustling
you had been rustling
they had been rustling
Conditional
I would rustle
you would rustle
he/she/it would rustle
we would rustle
you would rustle
they would rustle
Past Conditional
I would have rustled
you would have rustled
he/she/it would have rustled
we would have rustled
you would have rustled
they would have rustled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rustle - a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
Verb1.rustle - make a dry crackling sound; "rustling silk"; "the dry leaves were rustling in the breeze"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
2.rustle - take illegally; "rustle cattle"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
3.rustle - forage food
forage, scrounge - collect or look around for (food)
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rustle

verb
1. crackle, whisper, swish, whoosh, crinkle, whish, crepitate, susurrate (literary) The leaves rustled in the wind.
noun
1. crackle, whisper, rustling, crinkling, crepitation, susurration or susurrus (literary) with a rustle of her frilled petticoats
rustle something up prepare, make, produce, fix, put together, concoct Can you rustle up a cup of coffee for me?
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Translations
يَسْرُق الماشِيَهيُصْدِرُ حَفيفا
krástšelestitšumět
raslestjæle
elkötellopsuhog
skrjáfastela
gyvulių vagisparuošti paskubomispavogtišlamėtišlaminti
čabētčabinātnozagtšalkt
šelestiťšuchotať
šelestenješušteti
çalmakhışırda mak

rustle

1 [ˈrʌsl]
A. N [of leaves, wind] → susurro m; [of paper] → crujido m; [of silk, dress] → frufrú m, crujido m
B. VT [+ leaves] → hacer susurrar; [+ paper] → mover ligeramente, hacer crujir
C. VI [leaves] → susurrar; [paper] → crujir; [silk, dress] → hacer frufrú

rustle

2 [ˈrʌsl] VT (= steal) → robar, abigear (Mex)
rustle up VT + ADV (= find) → encontrar, dar con; (= obtain) → conseguir, (lograr) reunir; (= make) [+ meal] → improvisar, preparar
I'll see what I can rustle upveré lo que hay
can you rustle up some coffee?¿podrías hacernos un café?
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rustle

[ˈrʌsəl]
n [paper] → froissement m; [silk] → frou-frou m; [leaves] → bruissement m
vt
[+ paper] → froisser
(US) (= steal) [+ cattle] → voler
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rustle

nRascheln nt; (of foliage)Rauschen nt
vi (leaves, silk, papers)rascheln; (foliage, skirts)rauschen; the wind rustled through the leavesder Wind rauschte in den Blättern; (on the ground) → der Wind raschelte mit den Blättern
vt
paper, skirt, leaves on ground etcrascheln mit; (wind) leaves on treerauschen in (+dat)
(= steal) cattle, sheepklauen (inf)
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rustle

1 [ˈrʌsl]
1. nfruscio
2. vt (paper) → far frusciare
3. vifrusciare
rustle up (fam) vt + adv (find) → ripescare; (money) → racimolare; (meal) → rimediare, mettere insieme

rustle

2 [ˈrʌsl] vt (Am) (cattle) → rubare
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rustle

(ˈrasl) verb
1. to (make something) make a soft, whispering sound. The wind rustled in the trees; She rustled her papers.
2. (American) to steal (cattle etc).
ˈrustler noun
(American) a person who steals cattle etc.
rustle up
to get or make quickly. He rustled up a meal.
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References in classic literature ?
Then with a rustle a rabbit emerged, and went scampering up the slope before me.
Then one of those conversations began which last out until, at the first pause, the guests rise with a rustle of dresses and say, "I am so delighted...
Ah, by no wind those clouds are driven That rustle through the unquiet Heaven Uneasily, from morn till even, Over the violets there that lie In myriad types of the human eye - Over the lilies there that wave And weep above a nameless grave!
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."
There was a rustle in the gallery, which nobody noticed; a moment later the church door creaked; the minister raised his streaming eyes above his hand- kerchief, and stood transfixed!
Standing, for the most part, on the hallowed precincts of the quarter-deck, they were careful not to speak or rustle their feet.
There were more and sharper words from the man; then a sudden rustle; she had sprung to her feet.
If a rustle took place that Jerry identified as a pig or a chicken, he did not growl at all.
The rustle of the poplar leaves about the house worried her, it sounded so like pattering raindrops, and the full, faraway roar of the gulf, to which she listened delightedly at other times, loving its strange, sonorous, haunting rhythm, now seemed like a prophecy of storm and disaster to a small maiden who particularly wanted a fine day.
He was just putting little hand on the dog's neck and beginning to smile through his tears, when I heard behind me a click of the iron gate, and a rustle of female garments, and lo!
I have felt it up-stairs, and once on the staircase as I was going from her room to ours in the night--a rustle and a sort of trembling touch behind me.'
"Well, I make Assorted Flutters for flags and bunting, and a superior grade of Rustles for ladies' silk gowns."