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rustle

verb  us   /ˈrʌs·əl/

rustle verb (MAKE NOISE)

[I/T] to make soft sounds, or to cause something, such as cloth, paper, or leaves, to make soft sounds: [T] A sudden breeze rustled the leaves.

rustle verb (STEAL)

[T] to steal cattle, horses, etc., from a farm or ranch
rustling
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈrʌs·lɪŋ/
[U] the rustling of papers on the desk
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rustle

noun [C usually sing]  us   /ˈrʌs·əl/

rustle noun [C usually sing] (NOISE)

soft sounds like those made by moving cloth, paper, or leaves: We heard the rustle of her dress.
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