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English definition of “bristle”

bristle

verb (REACT ANGRILY)    /ˈbrɪs.l̩/
to react angrily: She bristled at the suggestion that she had in any way neglected the child.Becoming angry and expressing anger
(Definition of bristle verb (REACT ANGRILY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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