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View synonyms for rustle up

rustle up

verb

  1. to prepare (a meal, snack, etc) rapidly, esp at short notice
  2. to forage for and obtain


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Idioms and Phrases

Get together food or some other needed item with some effort, as in I don't know what we have but I'll rustle up a meal somehow , or You boys need to rustle up some wood for a campfire . The verb rustle here means “to assemble in a hurry.” [Late 1800s]
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Example Sentences

Wisht I c'd git off the dock an' rustle up another drink somewheres.

Rustle up the grog, call McGuffey up out of the engine room, and we'll hold the meetin'.

I've got some men waitin' on me, but I'll have to rustle up the balance wherever I can git 'em.

There was a rustle up the staircase, and he was alone in the library, to take himself home as he might.

Neither heard a little rustle up the bluff in the leafy bushes.

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Definitions and idiom definitions from Dictionary.com Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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