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English definition of “rustling”

rustling

noun uk   /ˈrʌs.l̩.ɪŋ/ /-lɪŋ/ us  

rustling noun (NOISE)

[C or U] the sound that paper or leaves make when they move: I could hear (a) rustling in the bushes. A small animal was making rustling noises among the leaves.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact

rustling noun (STEALING)

[U] the crime of stealing farm animalsStealing
(Definition of rustling from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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