Definición de bristle en inglés:

bristle

Saltos de línea: bris¦tle
Pronunciación: /ˈbrɪs(ə)l
 
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(usually bristles)

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  • 1(Of hair or fur) stand upright away from the skin, typically as a sign of anger or fear: the hair on the back of his neck bristled
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • She stood with her fur bristling as she watched a form race across the hills towards them.
    • Elanor was peering in the doorway, her fur bristling.
    • Ayane shot up to a sitting position, back ramrod-straight and fur bristling.
    Sinónimos
    rise, stand up, stand on end
    literary horripilate
  • 1.1(Of an animal) react in such a way that its hair or fur stands on end: the cat bristled in annoyance
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    • The tall, dark stranger strode towards Alita as the wolf bristled and growled.
    • But in the corner the ape was bristling, and a certain point he snapped.
    • The cats sat right on the door frame, tensely bristling at the world beyond.
  • 1.2(Of a person) react angrily or defensively: she bristled at his rudeness
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • There was a subtle change in Adair towards defensive and Tristin stared at her as she almost bristled at him.
    • At a press conference, the foreign secretary bristled at the suggestion he would be taking a message to New Delhi.
    • Her lawyers bristled at suggestions there may be no other willing witnesses to bring.
    Sinónimos
    get angry, become infuriated, be furious, be maddened, bridle, become indignant, be irritated, get/have one's hackles up, feel one's hackles rise, rear up, draw oneself up, flare up, see red; take offence, take umbrage; be defensive
  • 2 (bristle with) Be covered with or abundant in: the roof bristled with antennae
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    • They bristled with weapons and were covered from head to foot in thick armor.
    • In the beginning, the area had been crawling with soldiers and bristling with guns.
    • It's nondescript, faceless - yet bristling with hubris.
    Sinónimos
    abound, swarm, teem, crawl, overflow, hum, be alive, be packed, be crowded, be thronged, be jammed, be infested, be full, be covered
    informal be thick, be crawling, be lousy, be stuffed, be jam-packed, be chock-a-block, be chock-full

Origen

Middle English: from Old English byrst (of Germanic origin, related to German Borste) + -le1.

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