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Related to rustle up: rub off, of late, by no means, turn up, put on the spot, pick up on, come to fruition
rustle something up
Rur. to manage to prepare a meal, perhaps on short notice. I think I can rustle something up for dinner. Please rustle up something to eat.
rustle up somethingalso rustle something up
to make or get something quickly Instead of eating out, she rustled up a romantic little dinner. They want $100 by tomorrow, and I can't rustle that amount up so quickly.
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]
To gather something or some people together, especially energetically or quickly: Go rustle up the kids and let's go for a drive. I went to the kitchen to rustle some dinner up.