bristle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbrɪsəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbrɪsəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(brisəl)


Inflections of 'bristle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bristles
v 3rd person singular
bristling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bristled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
bristled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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bristle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. toothbrush bristles
  2. the bristles are (getting) worn out
  3. the bristles are beginning to wear
  4. the brush's bristles
  5. covered [in, with] bristles
  6. made [with, from] natural bristles
  7. [delicate, fine, soft, hard, stiff] bristles
  8. rubbed his hand over the bristles of his [hair, beard]
v
  1. bristled with [jealousy, indignation] (at)
  2. the hair on the back of her neck bristled
  3. felt my hair bristle
  4. felt it bristling on my [skin, cheeks]
  5. the [cat's, dog's] fur bristled
  6. the [cat] bristled in [annoyance, fear]
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