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bustle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbustlebus‧tle1 /ˈbʌsΙ™l/ verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š BUSY/HAVE A LOT TO DOto move around quickly, looking very busybustle about/round etc πŸ”Š Madge bustled round the room, putting things away.β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bustleβ€’ Servants, porters, farriers and fletchers bustled about.β€’ A waitress bustles, the ambience hustles.β€’ They bustled to and fro across the dock and swarmed on and off the ships.β€’ She bustled to the dresser and tucked - I saw it - a small package deep inside the drawer.bustle about/round etcβ€’ Servants, porters, farriers and fletchers bustled about.β€’ Waitresses bustled about bearing what appeared to be an apparently limitless supply of red and white wines.β€’ Gaveston bustled about in the darkness, found a tinder, and a cresset torch flared into life.β€’ She bustled round, putting on kettles and opening tins of biscuits and cake.β€’ Kawasaki technicians bustling round the test bike confidently tell me it is the best bike yet.β€’ She was unprepared for it and her nervousness increased tenfold as she bustled about to get his tea.
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bustlebustle2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [singular]BUSY PLACE busy and usually noisy activitybustle of πŸ”Š a continual bustle of people coming and going β†’ hustle and bustle at hustle2(1)2 [countable]DCC a frame worn by women in the past to hold out the back of their skirts
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bustleβ€’ Life was terribly hectic in the city, she thought, all hustle and bustle.β€’ She enjoyed all the hustle and bustle of people and music.β€’ A school-age child has trouble concentrating in the class-room because she is overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle.β€’ The streets and bars were deserted, and for once the incessant noise and bustle had abated.β€’ The ceaseless thrust and bustle came from something deep and primaeval in man.β€’ His solemnity contrasts with the calculating bustle of Ezra Cohen.β€’ The bustle of metropolitan commerce and tourism filled the streets.bustle ofβ€’ the bustle of a big city
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Verb table
bustle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybustle
he, she, itbustles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybustled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bustled
he, she, ithas bustled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bustled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bustle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bustled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bustling
he, she, itis bustling
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you, we, theyare bustling
Past
I, he, she, itwas bustling
you, we, theywere bustling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bustling
he, she, ithas been bustling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bustling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bustling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bustling
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