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bustle1

bus·tle1

bustle1

 
pronunciation:
buh sl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bustled, bustles, bustling
definition 1: to move rapidly and energetically (often fol. by about).
The cook bustled about trying to keep up with the orders.
synonyms:
hustle, rush, stir
antonyms:
plod
similar words:
dart, dash, flutter, hasten, hurry, scamper, scramble, scuttle
definition 2: to swarm abundantly (often fol. by with).
The terminal bustled with activity.
synonyms:
stir, swarm, teem
similar words:
abound, burst, hum, overflow
 
part of speech: noun
definition: energetic activity.
Many people would rather avoid the bustle of a big sale.
synonyms:
hustle, rush, stir, tumult
antonyms:
quiet, stillness
similar words:
ado, commotion, excitement, flurry, flutter, uproar, whirl
derivations: bustling (adj.), bustlingly (adv.)