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intr. & tr.v. bus·tled, bus·tling, bus·tles
To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
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.]
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.
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|Adj.||1.||bustling - full of energetic and noisy activity; "a bustling city"|
active - full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account"
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adjective busy, full, crowded, rushing, active, stirring, lively, buzzing, energetic, humming, swarming, thronged, hustling, teeming, astir The sidewalks are bustling with people.
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bustling[ˈbʌsəlɪŋ] adj (= busy) [person] → affairé(e); [town] → très animé(e)
to be bustling with people → grouiller de monde
to be bustling with activity → déborder d'activitébust measurement n → tour m de poitrinebust-up [ˈbʌstʌp] n → engueulade f
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bustling[ˈbʌslɪŋ] adj (person) → affaccendato/a, indaffarato/a; (place, town) → animatissimo/a
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