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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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