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rustle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Colours & sounds, Agriculture
rustlerus‧tle1 /ˈrʌsΙ™l/ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [intransitive, transitive]CSOUND if leaves, papers, clothes etc rustle, or if you rustle them, they make a noise as they rub against each other πŸ”Š She moved nearer, her long silk skirt rustling around her. πŸ”Š He rustled the papers on his desk.2 [transitive]HBATASTEAL to steal farm animals such as cattle, horses, or sheep β†’ rustle something ↔ up
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Examples from the Corpus
rustleβ€’ Her taffeta dress rustles as she moves past.β€’ Creaking leather jackets, well-rubbed denim rustling between those confident thighs.β€’ The tissue paper rustled in the silence as she unwrapped the gift.β€’ Leaves rustled in the summer breeze.β€’ But there was a line of light at the bottom of the door; and inside the rustling of paper.β€’ A gentle breeze blew through the windows, lightly rustling the curtains.β€’ Janie asked in a tight voice, while Megan rustled the hair on my head.β€’ A light breeze rustled the treetops.β€’ The only sound now was their feet rustling through the shore grass, coarse and hard from countless tides of salt water.β€’ Surely one of the press lords could rustle up a limousine for her use?
Related topics: Colours & sounds
rustlerustle2 noun [singular] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š CSOUNDthe noise made when something rustlesrustle of πŸ”Š the rustle of leaves in the windβ–Ί see thesaurus at sound
Examples from the Corpus
rustleβ€’ They disappeared with only a rustle on the surface of the water.β€’ a rustle of leavesβ€’ A rustle of interest ran around the classroom.β€’ There was another rustle of branches as the buffalo ran off without so much as another snort.β€’ Another rustle followed before a glossy blackbird hopped out and made off towards the parkland.β€’ Shop life: tinkle of money, rustle of notes, voices.β€’ There was no sound in the library except for the occasional rustle of papers.
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Verb table
rustle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrustle
he, she, itrustles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrustled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rustled
he, she, ithas rustled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rustled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rustle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rustled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rustling
he, she, itis rustling
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you, we, theyare rustling
Past
I, he, she, itwas rustling
you, we, theywere rustling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rustling
he, she, ithas been rustling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rustling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rustling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rustling
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