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Definition of bustle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bustle
he / she / it bustles
past simple bustled
-ing form bustling
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to move around in a busy way or to hurry someone in a particular direction + adv./prep. She bustled around in the kitchen. bustle somebody + adv./prep. The nurse bustled us out of the room.
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