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Verb
Present participle for become upset, excited
“The actors bristle at the notion that this sentiment will alienate a patriotic American audience.”
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Present participle for to rise or stand erect, like bristles
“Its passionate verve makes your hair bristle with sheer pleasure.”
Verb
Present participle for be covered with or abundant in
“Built to last, they bristle with every modern convenience.”
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Present participle for to feel or express great anger
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Present participle for to feel a strong feeling of displeasure, hostility or antagonism towards someone or something
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Pointing upward
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Present participle for to rise and fall rhythmically or spasmodically, sometimes violently
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Present participle for to cause to become angry
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Present participle for talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect
Adjective
Growing thickly
Adjective
Densely filled or covered with
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Adjective
Louse-ridden
Adjective
Covered in thistles
Adjective
(of a situation or course of action) Filled with or likely to result in (something undesirable)
Adjective
Rigidly upright or straight
Adjective
High in tension or levels of conflict
Noun
The state or quality of having a rough surface
“We got there on a tourist coach from Port Said accompanied by armed police and soldiers in jeeps bristling with guns.”
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