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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"

bustling

adjective busy, full, crowded, rushing, active, stirring, lively, buzzing, energetic, humming, swarming, thronged, hustling, teeming, astir The sidewalks are bustling with people.
Translations

bustling

[ˈbʌslɪŋ] ADJ [streets] → animado, lleno de movimiento; [crowd] → animado, afanoso

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 ntour m de poitrinebust-up [ˈbʌstʌp] nengueulade f

bustling

adj persongeschäftig; place, scenebelebt, voller Leben

bustling

[ˈbʌslɪŋ] adj (person) → affaccendato/a, indaffarato/a; (place, town) → animatissimo/a
References in classic literature ?
I might have been twice as weary, yet I would not have left the deck, all was so new and interesting to me--the brief commands, the shrill note of the whistle, the men bustling to their places in the glimmer of the ship's lanterns.
As the manager of the Performance sits before the curtain on the boards and looks into the Fair, a feeling of profound melancholy comes over him in his survey of the bustling place.
and the count began bustling to get out his pocketbook.
As his wife grew older, she became even a more cheerful and light-hearted little creature; and it was a common saying among their friends, that it was impossible to say which looked the happier, Tim as he sat calmly smiling in his elbow-chair on one side of the fire, or his brisk little wife chatting and laughing, and constantly bustling in and out of hers, on the other.
Madame Lebrun was bustling in and out, giving orders in a high key to a yard-boy whenever she got inside the house, and directions in an equally high voice to a dining-room servant whenever she got outside.
Summary: Sana'a [Yemen], June 18 (ANI): At least 24 people were killed after Saudi warplanes bombed a bustling marketplace in Yemen's extreme northwest, local media reports said on Sunday.
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After a day at Glasgow's famous shops, discover the hotel's glittering champagne bar, Champagne Central, which overlooks the bustling railway concourse below.
Summary: Almost a million people have fled Manila after 11 days of constant rain put more than 60 per cent of the bustling city under water
Held each year in the heart of York, this beautiful city comes alive with bustling stalls offering a wealth of gifts, crafts, food and drink.
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