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1(move busily)I could hear her bustling along the corridor — oía como iba y venía afanosamente por el corredor
- to bustle around — ir de aquí para allá
- Stevie Crawford, with 10 goals in 13 games to his credit, bustled energetically, twisting and turning the Morton defenders repeatedly.
- Kisangani - The rising sun is already burning a brilliant path across the muddy vastness of the mighty Congo river as the group of busy women bustle around the night's catch.
- He stopped in his tracks and looked around, a monstrous task with all the students bustling around him like busy bees.
- Busy Lizzy bustles about like a diligent char, or so you might assume until you have to remove it from a well-entrenched situation in a precious flower-bed.
- Of course, there were bed curtains, which the nursing staff seemed to draw with a particularly energetic flourish whenever they bustled in with a bedpan.
- Other players were bustling about in the busy streets, talking with one another and buying items at the stores.
- Whispers were abounded and people were moving, bustling, hustling, everywhere.
- The clock struck time and everyone started to bustle and move to find classes.
- After a little while the perky little maid bustled in carrying a flat black box tied with a red satin ribbon.
- Eventually she let him go, bustling around her kitchen, keeping busy.
- Instantly, as if fearing reprisals, she lowered her head in a respectable, subservient manner and said nothing more as she bustled toward the door.
- He opened and closed his eyes once, and Jamison bustled off to get the medication, and Nelson moved to the bedside again.
- All variety of servants bustled about in the sunlight, busy with errands and chores.
- Disguised as Elaine C Smith, Mother Goose herself bustled in the stage door clutching a caffe latte less than half an hour ago.
- Men bustle to and fro with clipboards, impatiently awaiting the departure of the Greek fleet.
- Evangeline bustled down the hallway, clutching a fistful of bright red roses for her altar, as Fabian ran past her.
- And the nurse bustled off towards the other side of the room, busying herself with something else.
- Bubbly, cheery people would be bustling around buying gifts, making dinners, taking their lovers out.
- Her heart monitor went crazy and soon nurses and doctors were bustling in checking her pulse and vital signals.
- Old-fashioned bread pudding served with caramel or lemon sauce is a dessert that brings back memories of mother bustling around in the kitchen.
- to bustle around — ir de aquí para allá
2(be crowded, lively)bullirto bustle with sth — bullir de algo
1(activity)ajetreo masculinebullicio masculine informal
- Life today is a great sea of bustle and activity with everyone on the move.
- He sits, away from the hustle and bustle of on-field activity, coolly calculating the options.
- The whole first act consists of the protesters' excitement and bustle as they get ready.
- Inside there was bustle and excited anticipatory chatter.
- Soon the hall was all bustle and activity as men put out the tables and women prepared the food.
- The new year came and went without the usual fluster and bustle of activity.
- To him it was a happy sound, that bustle of activity that said his sons were going out to work.
- In the confined space of the houseboat, the hustle and bustle of excited children made it impossible for Lindsay Keating to unpack her shopping in a logical sequence.
- I had a go at the frantic bustle and movement of the place - hence the sketch above - but that didn't really do it for me.
- The city was quiet, in the lull between the commotion and bustle of the day and the casual activity of night.
- Indeed, he said it was nice to arrive home, get away from the hustle and bustle of traffic, the chaotic bubble that is Dublin, and walk around in Rathvilly's quiet countryside.
- A bustle of technology-related activity has made Iowa State one of the leaders in the emerging field of human computer interaction.
- ‘Ever since John died I became bored with the hustle and bustle of traffic,’ said Jennie, who lost her husband two years ago.
- A bustle of activity met them at the bottom of the ladder.
- After the usual bustle of activity that occurs every time a ship arrives in port, the crew turned their attention to exploring the delights of Singapore.
- It's a musical alcove independent of the traffic and bustle of everyday.
- Moreover, the new bustle in activity is tightening up the slack in manufacturing.
- When I was a youngster I used to hate it when my Mother dragged me round this place as it can get very busy and noisy, and the hustle and bustle I found to be claustraphobic.
- There is a need for them to move out of the hustle and bustle and beat the stress, preferably with family, as often as they can.
- But despite all the uncertainty and bustle it seems, admittedly to an outsider, that the older generation is coping admirably.
1polisón masculinemiriñaque masculine
- This staged cross-dressing was a great shock to audiences used to only seeing women on stage when they were hidden behind voluminous bustles, hoops and frills.
- The women became blimps in massive gathered skirts, bustles and crinolines.
- If you stand ten feet away, you might see men in top hats, women in long skirts and bustles, children, pets, shimmering water.
- All of the men had black hats, long black frock coats, and printed vests, while the ladies had their long gowns complete with bustles.
- However, when fashion decreed crinolines, bustles, and fussy late-Victorian frills and flounces, Australia tried to follow.