rustle

  • 1rustle up — To arrange, gather together, esp at short notice • • • Main Entry: ↑rustle * * * ˌrustle ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they rustle up he/she/it …

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  • 2Rustle — Rus tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rustled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rustling}.] [AS. hristlan to rustle; or cf. Sw. rusta to stir, make a riot, or E. rush, v.] 1. To make a quick succession of small sounds, like the rubbing or moving of silk cloth or dry… …

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  • 3Rustle — may refer to: *Cattle rustling *Rustle noise * Frühlingsrauschen or Rustle of Spring …

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  • 4Rustle — Rus tle, v. t. To cause to rustle; as, the wind rustles the leaves. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5Rustle — Rus tle, n. A quick succession or confusion of small sounds, like those made by shaking leaves or straw, by rubbing silk, or the like; a rustling. [1913 Webster] When the noise of a torrent, the rustle of a wood, the song of birds, or the play of …

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  • 6rustle up — (something) to make or get something quickly. Instead of eating out, she rustled up a romantic little dinner. They want $100 by tomorrow, and I can t rustle that amount up so quickly …

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  • 7rustle — [n] whisper, swish crackle, crepitation, crinkling, friction, noise, patter, ripple, rustling, sound, stir; concept 595 rustle [v] swish, whisper crackle, crepitate, crinkle, hum, murmur, patter, sigh, stir, tap, whir, whish, whoosh; concept 65 …

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  • 8rustle — ► VERB 1) make a soft crackling sound like that caused by the movement of dry leaves or paper. 2) move with such a sound. 3) round up and steal (cattle, horses, or sheep). 4) (rustle up) informal produce (food or a drink) quickly. 5) N. Amer.… …

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  • 9rustle — rustle1 [rus′əl] vi., vt. rustled, rustling [ME rustelen, freq. formation < ME rouslen, akin to earlier Fl ruysselen < WGmc echoic base] to make or cause to make an irregular succession of soft sounds, as of leaves being moved by a gentle… …

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  • 10rustle up — [v] provide accommodate, arrange, assemble, bring, cater, cook, furnish, get ready, give, hand over, indulge, make, prepare, present, produce, put together, ready, render, scrape up, serve, supply, take care of, turn out; concepts… …

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  • 11rustle — rus|tle1 [ˈrʌsəl] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: From the sound;] [Sense: 2; Origin: probably influenced in meaning by hustle] 1.) [I and T] if leaves, papers, clothes etc rustle, or if you rustle them, they make a noise as they rub against each… …

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  • 12rustle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ faint, gentle, slight, soft VERB + RUSTLE ▪ hear PREPOSITION ▪ …

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  • 13rustle — rustlingly, adv. /rus euhl/, v., rustled, rustling, n. v.i. 1. to make a succession of slight, soft sounds, as of parts rubbing gently one on another, as leaves, silks, or papers. 2. to cause such sounds by moving or stirring something. 3. to… …

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  • 14rustle — {{11}}rustle (n.) 1759, from RUSTLE (Cf. rustle) (v.). {{12}}rustle (v.) to emit soft, rapid sounds, late 14c. (implied in rustling), of uncertain origin, perhaps imitative (Cf. M.L.G. ruschen, M.Du. ruusscen, Ger. rauschen to rustle ). Related:… …

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  • 15rustle — 1 verb 1 (I, T) if leaves, papers, clothes etc rustle, or if you rustle them, they make a noise as they rub against each other: Stop rustling that newspaper! 2 (T) to steal farm animals such as cattle, horses, or sheep rustle sth up phrasal verb… …

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  • 16rustle — rus|tle1 [ rʌsl ] verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) to make a sound like the one that leaves or sheets of paper make when they move: The leaves on the branch rustled and shook. 2. ) to steal farm animals such as sheep, horses, or cows ,rustle… …

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  • 17rustle — [[t]rʌ̱s(ə)l[/t]] rustles, rustling, rustled 1) V ERG When something thin and dry rustles or when you rustle it, it makes soft sounds as it moves. The leaves rustled in the wind... [V n] She rustled her papers impatiently... [V prep] A snake… …

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  • 18rustle up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you rustle up something to eat or drink, you make or prepare it quickly, with very little planning. [V P n (not pron)] Let s see if somebody can rustle up a cup of coffee... [V P n (not pron)] Many tasty and nutritious meals… …

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  • 19rustle — I UK [ˈrʌs(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms rustle : present tense I/you/we/they rustle he/she/it rustles present participle rustling past tense rustled past participle rustled 1) to make a sound like the one that leaves or… …

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  • 20rustle — I. verb (rustled; rustling) Etymology: Middle English rustelen Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to make or cause a rustle 2. a. to act or move with energy or speed b. to forage food 3. to steal cattle …

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