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English definition of “bristle”

bristle

verb [I] (HAIR)    /ˈbrɪs.l̩/
(of hair) to stand up: The cat's fur bristled and it arched its back.Moving upwardsProtruding and sticking out
(Definition of bristle verb (HAIR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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