rustle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"rustle" in British English

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rustleverb

uk   us   /rʌsl̩/

rustle verb (MAKE NOISE)

[I or T] If things such as ​paper or ​leaves rustle, or if you rustle them, they ​move about and make a ​soft, ​drysound: The ​leaves rustled in the ​breeze. He rustled his ​papers (= ​noisilymoved them about) to ​hide his ​embarrassment.

rustle verb (STEAL)

[T] mainly US to ​stealfarmanimals
Phrasal verbs

rustlenoun [S]

uk   us   /rʌsl̩/
the ​sound made by the ​movement of things such as ​leaves or ​paper
(Definition of rustle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rustle" in American English

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rustleverb

 us   /ˈrʌs·əl/

rustle verb (MAKE NOISE)

[I/T] to make ​softsounds, or to ​cause something, such as ​cloth, ​paper, or ​leaves, to make ​softsounds: [T] A ​suddenbreeze rustled the ​leaves.

rustle verb (STEAL)

[T] to ​stealcattle, ​horses, etc., from a ​farm or ranch
rustling
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈrʌs·lɪŋ/
[U] the rustling of ​papers on the ​desk
Phrasal verbs

rustlenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈrʌs·əl/

rustle noun [C usually sing] (NOISE)

softsounds like those made by ​movingcloth, ​paper, or ​leaves: We ​heard the rustle of her ​dress.
(Definition of rustle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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