adverb see bustle I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bustlingly — adverb in a bustling manner …   Wiktionary

  • bustlingly — adv. in a active and noisy manner, in a hurried manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bustlingly — bus·tling·ly …   English syllables

  • bustlingly — adverb see bustling …   Useful english dictionary

  • bustle — I. intransitive verb (bustled; bustling) Etymology: probably alteration of obsolete buskle to prepare, frequentative of busk, from Old Norse būask to prepare oneself Date: 1580 1. to move briskly and often ostentatiously 2. to be busily astir ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bustle — bustle1 bustler, n. bustlingly, adv. /bus euhl/, v., bustled, bustling, n. v.i. 1. to move or act with a great show of energy (often fol. by about): He bustled about cooking breakfast. 2. to abound or teem with something; display an abundance of… …   Universalium

  • bustle — I. /ˈbʌsəl / (say busuhl) verb (bustled, bustling) –verb (i) 1. to move (in, around, about, etc.) with a great show of energy –verb (t) 2. to cause to bustle. –noun 3. activity with great show of energy; stir, commotion. {? variant of …   Australian English dictionary

  • bustle — bustle1 [bus′əl] vi., vt. bustled, bustling [for earlier buskle < ME busken, to prepare, adorn < ON buask, to make onself ready < bua, to prepare ( see BONDAGE) + sik, refl. pron.] to hurry busily or with much fuss and bother n. busy and …   English World dictionary

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