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rustle up

1. Of food, to prepare quickly or with minimal effort. I was going to rustle up some lunch—would you like me to fix you anything?
2. To gather or collect. See if you can rustle up enough people to play a game of basketball.
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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.
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rustle up

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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rustle up

v.
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.
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For the avoidance of doubt, the Irigwe man is not known to rustle cattle as it is never in our character.
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We no longer rustle cattle, but most of us are still ranchers who raise cattle and sheep.
The swarms flow so densely that the ants' feet make an audible rustle, Couzin says.
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The courtyard will be a plush landscaped garden where the only sounds heard will be the trickle of falling water and the rustle of leaves.
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Four per cent even admitted they had got someone else to rustle up a meal and claimed the credit in an attempt to impress their friends.
The cattails rustle in their blades, / long grasses whisper fluently as rain.
Hovering males fan it at females emphatically enough to rustle leaves.