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.

Definitions of rustle
  1. verb
    make a dry crackling sound
    rustling silk”
    “the dry leaves were rustling in the breeze”
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    type of:
    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  2. noun
    a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    synonyms: rustling, whisper, whispering
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    type of:
    sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
  3. verb
    forage food
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    type of:
    forage, scrounge
    collect or look around for (food)
  4. verb
    take illegally
    rustle cattle”
    synonyms: lift
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    type of:
    take without the owner's consent
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