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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 thin, flexible structure that resembles a hair
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Bristle
Verb
Become upset, excited
“The actors bristle at the notion that this sentiment will alienate a patriotic American audience.”
Verb
To rise or stand erect, like bristles
“Its passionate verve makes your hair bristle with sheer pleasure.”
Verb
Be covered with or abundant in
“Built to last, they bristle with every modern convenience.”
Verb
Have a conniption fit
Verb
Feel, show, or express great anger
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Point upward
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To make angry
Verb
Talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect
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