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Overview of verb bristle

The verb bristle has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) abound, burst, bristle

(be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers")

2. (2) bristle, uprise, stand up

(rise up as in fear; "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!")

3. bristle

(have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles; "bristling leaves")

4. bristle

(react in an offended or angry manner; "He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program")

Overview of adj bristled

The adj bristled has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny

(having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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