Definition of 'bustle'
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Example sentences containing 'bustle'
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He will now hunt for smaller units away from the hustle and bustle to keep his company alive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Perhaps you live in a city and crave a tranquil oasis that is an escape from the hustle and bustle of your surroundings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a gorgeous getaway if you need a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle. The Sun (2016)But many who live here love the hustle, bustle and banter. The Sun (2016)That was in a big field so he'll have no problem with the hustle and bustle today. The Sun (2016)The manor is a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Sun (2014)The bustle and the energy of a big city rarely fail to excite. Times, Sunday Times (2006)On the ground they all bustle about energetically as they hunt for food in the grass. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He has enough style and ability to cope with the hustle and bustle. The Sun (2009)Tallinn is the perfect place to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. The Sun (2012)It provides the bustle and energy of a city and the joys of a beautiful seaside town. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was bustling and full of bargains from gramophone players to antique furniture and crockery sets in original boxes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So where does he go to escape the hustle and bustle of the creative process and to recharge his batteries? Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is always a look of consciousness or bustle when people come in a way which they know to be beneath them. Emma (1815)Then a nurse came bustling around the bed, insisting that she needed more tests. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Henley was getting ready for the regatta, and was full of bustle. Three Men in a Boat (1889)He has a certain bustle about his demeanour, which bodes well. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was somewhere to unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It has all the energy and bustle of London bundled into it. The Sun (2009)All around there was bustle and gossip, and when work stopped they turned on music and danced. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Now it was bustling with activity, and getting our favourite deckchairs by the pool proved quite difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Before he went to spend his last two weeks in a hospice, he was bustling around the house. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's the sort of magical place you dream about when the bustle of city life gets too much. The Sun (2013)The second group of rats was in a brightly lit animal room, full of bustle as workers came and went. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)
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Translations for 'bustle'
British English: bustle VERB
If someone bustles somewhere, they move there in a hurried way, often because they are very busy.
My mother bustled around the kitchen.
British English: bustle NOUN
Bustle is busy, noisy activity.
...the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Definition of bustle from the Collins English Dictionary
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