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BUSTLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bustle mean? 

BUSTLE (noun)
  The noun BUSTLE has 2 senses:

1. a rapid active commotion
2. a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt

  Familiarity information: BUSTLE used as a noun is rare.


BUSTLE (verb)
  The verb BUSTLE has 1 sense:

1. move or cause to move energetically or busily

  Familiarity information: BUSTLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUSTLE (noun)


Sense 1bustle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rapid active commotion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ado; bustle; flurry; hustle; stir; fuss

Hypernyms ("bustle" is a kind of...):

commotion; din; ruckus; ruction; rumpus; tumult (the act of making a noisy disturbance)


Sense 2bustle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("bustle" is a kind of...):

frame; framework; framing (a structure supporting or containing something)


BUSTLE (verb)


Sense 1bustle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or cause to move energetically or busily

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bustle; bustle about; hustle

Context example:

The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance

Hypernyms (to "bustle" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

"Bustle" entails doing...:

belt along; bucket along; cannonball along; hasten; hie; hotfoot; pelt along; race; rush; rush along; speed (step on it)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

The crowds bustle in the streets
The streets bustle with crowds


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