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1‘there was a lot of activity around the orchard’
bustle, hustle and bustle, busyness, action, liveliness, movement, life, stir, animation, commotion, flurry, tumult, hubbub, excitement, agitation, fuss, whirl
happenings, occurrences, proceedings, events, incidents
informal toing and froing, comings and goings, to-do
archaic hurry-scurry, pother
2‘Members of Parliament engage in a wide range of activities’
pursuit, occupation, venture, undertaking, enterprise, project, scheme, business, job, affair, task, campaign
interest, hobby, pastime, recreation, diversion, entertainment
act, action, deed, doing, exploit, manoeuvre
informal thing, lark, caper
3‘they often experience restricted activity due to illness’
functioning, effectiveness, mobility, motion, movement
vitality, vigour, energy, strength, potency, dynamism
informal get-up-and-go, bounce, oomph, vim, vim and vigour
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.