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bustle

verb [I + adv/prep] uk   us   /ˈbʌs.l̩/
to do things in a hurried and busy way: Thora bustled around the house, getting everything ready.

bustle

noun uk   us   /ˈbʌs.l̩/

bustle noun (ACTIVITY)

[U] busy activity: I sat in a café, watching the (hustle and) bustle of the street outside.

bustle noun (DRESS)

[C] a frame worn under a dress or skirt by women in the late 19th century to make the skirt stick out
Translations of “bustle”
in Vietnamese hối hả…
in Spanish andar ajetreado…
in Thai วุ่นวาย…
in Malaysian sibuk…
in French (se) démener…
in German herumfuhrwerken…
in Chinese (Traditional) 匆忙做,忙碌…
in Indonesian menyibukkan diri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 匆忙做,忙碌…
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