bristle with (something)

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bristle with (something)

1 : to be covered with (something)
  • a bush bristling with thorns
2 : to be full of (something)
  • The movie bristles with excitement.
  • He bristles with energy.

Word by Word Definitions

bristle play
  1. : a short stiff coarse hair or filament

  1. : to furnish with short stiff coarse hairs or filaments : to furnish with bristles

  2. : to make aggressive or angry : to make bristly : ruffle

  3. : to rise and stand stiffly erect

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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