rustle

A rustle can be the dry sounds made by papers rubbing together or leaves crackling. It can also be the act of searching, stealing, finding food, or making rustle sounds.

Rustle has a whole lotta meanings! Walking home late at night, you hear a rustle behind you. Maybe it’s just leaves, but you’re spooked, so you rustle around in your knapsack, searching for a weapon. You turn, and it’s just a hungry friend, so you bring him home and rustle up some food from your cupboards. As your friend leaves, he rustles all your cows and takes them away.

Primary Meanings of rustle

1.
vn
make a dry crackling sound
a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
2.
v
forage food
Full Definitions of rustle
1

v make a dry crackling sound

rustling silk”
“the dry leaves were rustling in the breeze”
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

n a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind

Synonyms:
rustling, whisper, whispering
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
2

v forage food

Type of:
forage, scrounge
collect or look around for (food)

v take illegally

rustle cattle”
Synonyms:
lift
Type of:
steal
take without the owner's consent

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