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Noun
A stiff animal hair, or a man-made substitute, used to make a brush
“When the candlesticks have cooled, use a bristle or foam brush to paint them.”
Noun
A short, stiff hair on an animal's skin or a man's face
Noun
A hairlike structure
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Bristle
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Become upset, excited
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“The actors bristle at the notion that this sentiment will alienate a patriotic American audience.”
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To rise or stand erect, like bristles
“Its passionate verve makes your hair bristle with sheer pleasure.”
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Be covered with or abundant in
“Built to last, they bristle with every modern convenience.”
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Point upward
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To cause to become angry
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Talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect
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