- 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 [transitive] rustle something to steal farm animals Phrasal Verbsrustle somethingup (for somebody)
NAmE//ˈrʌsl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rustle
he / she / it rustles
past simple rustled
-ing form rustling