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bristle

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪsəl/

Translation of bristle in Spanish:

noun/nombre

c and u
  • 1.1 (on animal) cerda (feminine); (on plant) pelo (masculine) this brush is genuine bristle este cepillo es de pura cerda with nylon bristle con cerda de nylon
    Example sentences
    • I haven't shaved for the day, so short bristles of my beard pepper my chin.
    • His lip, covered with short bristles, quavered slightly.
    • Golden bristles stubbled his cheeks and jaw and his hair needed a quick comb.
    1.2 (on human) his face was covered in bristle(s) tenía la barba crecida

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (stand up) [fur/hair] erizarse*, ponerse* de punta 1.2 (bridle) erizarse* he bristleed se erizóto bristle at sth she bristled at his rudeness su grosería la irritó or la enfureció 1.3 (have many)to bristle with sth the place was bristling with tourists el lugar estaba repleto or [pejorative/peyorativo] plagado de turistas a bristling mustache un bigote hirsuto to bristle with difficulties estar* erizado de dificultades

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