rustle up

rustle up
rustle up
To arrange, gather together, esp at short notice
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Main Entry:rustle

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ˌrustle ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they rustle up he/she/it rustles up present participle rustling up past tense rustled up past participle rustled up] informal phrasal verb
to quickly produce something such as a meal using whatever is available

I’ll see if I can rustle up some lunch.

Thesaurus: to create something quickly or carelesslysynonym cook food or be cookedhyponym to build something, or to be builtsynonym
Main entry: rustle

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rustle up [phrasal verb]
rustle (something) up or rustle up (something) informal
1 : to prepare (food, a meal, etc.) quickly

He rustled up a full meal in no time.

2 : to find or get (something)

I'll see if I can rustle up some information about that for you.

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Main Entry:rustle

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