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Definition of rustle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rustle
    he / she / it rustles
    past simple rustled
    -ing form rustling
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] rustle (something) if something dry and light rustles or you rustle it, it makes a sound like paper, leaves, etc. moving or rubbing together the sound of the trees rustling in the breeze Her silk dress rustled as she moved.
  2. 2[transitive] rustle something to steal farm animals
  3. Phrasal Verbsrustle somethingup (for somebody)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rustle

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