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English noun: bustle

1. bustle (act) a rapid active commotion

Synonymsado, flurry, fuss, hustle, stir

Broader (hypernym)commotion, din, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, tumult

2. bustle (artifact) a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt

Broader (hypernym)framework

English verb: bustle

1. bustle (motion) move or cause to move energetically or busily

SamplesThe cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance.

ExamplesThe crowds bustle in the streets, The streets bustle with crowds

Synonymsbustle about, hustle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)move

Entailbelt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it

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