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bus·tle 1

 (bŭs′əl)
intr. & tr.v. bus·tled, bus·tling, bus·tles
To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
n.
Excited and often noisy activity; a stir.

[Possibly variant of obsolete buskle, frequentative of busk, to prepare oneself, from Old Norse būask, reflexive of būa, to prepare; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

bus·tle 2

 (bŭs′əl)
n.
1. A frame or pad to support and expand the fullness of the back of a skirt.
2. A bow, peplum, or gathering of material at the back of a skirt below the waist.

[Origin unknown.]

bustle

(ˈbʌsəl)
vb
(when: intr, often foll by about) to hurry or cause to hurry with a great show of energy or activity
n
energetic and noisy activity
[C16: probably from obsolete buskle to make energetic preparation, from dialect busk from Old Norse būask to prepare]
ˈbustler n
ˈbustling adj
ˈbustlingly adv

bustle

(ˈbʌsəl)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a cushion or a metal or whalebone framework worn by women in the late 19th century at the back below the waist in order to expand the skirt
[C18: of unknown origin]

bus•tle1

(ˈbʌs əl)

v. -tled, -tling,
n. v.i.
1. to move or act with a great show of energy (often fol. by about): bustling about in the kitchen.
2. to abound in something: an office bustling with activity.
v.t.
3. to cause to bustle; hustle.
n.
4. energetic and often noisy activity.
[1615–25; Middle English bustelen to hurry along]
bus′tler, n.
bus′tling•ly, adv.

bus•tle2

(ˈbʌs əl)

n.
a projecting pad or framework formerly worn under the back of a woman's skirt to support and display the drape of the fabric.
[1780–90; orig. uncertain]
bus′tled, adj.

bustle

- A stuffed pad or cushion worn under the skirt of a woman's dress, it had a synonym of "dress-improver."
See also related terms for skirt.

bustle


Past participle: bustled
Gerund: bustling

Imperative
bustle
bustle
Present
I bustle
you bustle
he/she/it bustles
we bustle
you bustle
they bustle
Preterite
I bustled
you bustled
he/she/it bustled
we bustled
you bustled
they bustled
Present Continuous
I am bustling
you are bustling
he/she/it is bustling
we are bustling
you are bustling
they are bustling
Present Perfect
I have bustled
you have bustled
he/she/it has bustled
we have bustled
you have bustled
they have bustled
Past Continuous
I was bustling
you were bustling
he/she/it was bustling
we were bustling
you were bustling
they were bustling
Past Perfect
I had bustled
you had bustled
he/she/it had bustled
we had bustled
you had bustled
they had bustled
Future
I will bustle
you will bustle
he/she/it will bustle
we will bustle
you will bustle
they will bustle
Future Perfect
I will have bustled
you will have bustled
he/she/it will have bustled
we will have bustled
you will have bustled
they will have bustled
Future Continuous
I will be bustling
you will be bustling
he/she/it will be bustling
we will be bustling
you will be bustling
they will be bustling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bustling
you have been bustling
he/she/it has been bustling
we have been bustling
you have been bustling
they have been bustling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bustling
you will have been bustling
he/she/it will have been bustling
we will have been bustling
you will have been bustling
they will have been bustling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bustling
you had been bustling
he/she/it had been bustling
we had been bustling
you had been bustling
they had been bustling
Conditional
I would bustle
you would bustle
he/she/it would bustle
we would bustle
you would bustle
they would bustle
Past Conditional
I would have bustled
you would have bustled
he/she/it would have bustled
we would have bustled
you would have bustled
they would have bustled

Bustle

A light framework (usually of wire) worn by women to puff out the back of their skirts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bustle - a rapid active commotionbustle - a rapid active commotion    
ruckus, ruction, rumpus, commotion, din, tumult - the act of making a noisy disturbance
2.bustle - a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
Verb1.bustle - move or cause to move energetically or busily; "The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

bustle

verb
1. hurry, tear, rush, dash, scramble, fuss, flutter, beetle, hasten, scuttle, scurry, scamper My mother bustled around the kitchen.
hurry rest, relax, idle, loaf, take it easy, lie around, loiter, loll, laze, outspan (S. African), be indolent

bustle

verb
2. To be nervously or uselessly active:
Informal: mess around.
noun
Agitated, excited movement and activity:
Translations
نَشاط، سُرْعَةُ حَرَكَهيَنْشَطُ، يَتَحَرَّكُ بِسُرْعَه
ometat sepobíhat sem a tamruchspěch
have travltjagjage rundttravlhed
sürgés-forgássürgölõdik
stússaumstang, ys og òys
lakstymaslakstytiplušėjimasplušėti
burzmakņadarosītiessteigties
freneticidade
hayhuykoşuşmakoşuşmakkoşuşturmakoşuşturmak

bustle

1 [ˈbʌsl]
A. N (= activity) → ajetreo m, bullicio m; (= haste) → prisa f
B. VI (also bustle about) → ir y venir
to bustle in/outentrar/salir afanosamente
bustling with activityrebosante de actividad

bustle

2 [ˈbʌsl] N (Hist) [of dress] → polisón m

bustle

[ˈbʌsəl]
n (= activity) → remue-ménage m, affairement m
vis'affairer

bustle

1
nBetrieb m (→ of in +dat); (of fair, streets also)geschäftiges or reges Treiben (→ of auf or in +dat)
vi to bustle aboutgeschäftig hin und her eilen or sausen (inf); to bustle ingeschäftig hinein-/hereineilen or -sausen (inf); to bustle outgeschäftig hinaus-/herauseilen or -sausen (inf); the marketplace was bustling with activityauf dem Markt herrschte großer Betrieb or ein reges Treiben

bustle

2
n (Fashion) → Turnüre f

bustle

[ˈbʌsl]
1. ntrambusto
2. vi (person) (also bustle about) → darsi da fare, affaccendarsi; (place) → essere animatissimo/a

bustle

(ˈbasl) verb
(often with about) to busy oneself (often noisily or fussily). She bustled about doing things all day.
noun
hurry, fuss or activity.
References in classic literature ?
During the bustle Jo had scarcely spoken but flown about, looking pale and wild, with her things half off, her dress torn, and her hands cut and bruised by ice and rails and refractory buckles.
Although in a state of perfect repose, and apparently disregarding, with characteristic stoicism, the excitement and bustle around him, there was a sullen fierceness mingled with the quiet of the savage, that was likely to arrest the attention of much more experienced eyes than those which now scanned him, in unconcealed amazement.
Meanwhile, the merchants and ship-masters, the spruce clerks and uncouth sailors, entered and departed; the bustle of his commercial and Custom-House life kept up its little murmur round about him; and neither with the men nor their affairs did the General appear to sustain the most distant relation.
All was now bustle and hubbub in the late quiet schoolroom.
And like a sister of charity did this charitable Aunt Charity bustle about hither and thither, ready to turn her hand and heart to anything that promised to yield safety, comfort, and consolation to all on board a ship in which her beloved brother Bildad was concerned, and in which she herself owned a score or two of well-saved dollars.
This being evidently the central point of the entertainment, Aunt Chloe began now to bustle about earnestly in the supper department.
I looked up and saw, far off in the shade of a tree, half a dozen armed knights and their squires; and straightway there was bustle among them and tightening of saddle-girths for the mount.
The bustle and joy of such an arrival, the many to be talked to, welcomed, encouraged, and variously dispersed and disposed of, produced a noise and confusion which his nerves could not have borne under any other cause, nor have endured much longer even for this; but the ways of Hartfield and the feelings of her father were so respected by Mrs.
But "no, she would go down; she could bear it very well, and the bustle about her would be less.
Rochester's visits here are rare, they are always sudden and unexpected; and as I observed that it put him out to find everything swathed up, and to have a bustle of arrangement on his arrival, I thought it best to keep the rooms in readiness.
Such a bustle ensued that you might have thought a goose the rarest of all birds; a feathered phenomenon, to which a black swan was a matter of course -- and in truth it was something very like it in that house.
When we were all in a bustle outside the door, I found that Mr.