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Definition 1: a stiff hair - [noun denoting animal]

(bristle is a kind of ...) a filamentous projection or process on an organism

Definition 2: a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic - [noun denoting artifact]

(bristle is a kind of ...) a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

(... is part of bristle) an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle

Definition 3: react in an offended or angry manner - [verb of cognition]

Samples where bristle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program

(bristle is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

Definition 4: rise up as in fear - [verb of motion]

Samples where bristle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dog's fur bristled
  • It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!

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Definition 5: be in a state of movement or action - [verb of stative]

Samples where bristle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The room abounded with screaming children
  • The garden bristled with toddlers

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(bristle is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

Definition 6: have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles - [verb of stative]

Samples where bristle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bristling leaves

(bristle is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

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