One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘people clutching clipboards bustled about’
rush, dash, scurry, scuttle, scamper, scramble, flutter, fuss
hurry, hasten, make haste, race, run, sprint, tear, shoot, charge, chase, career
informal scoot, beetle, whizz, buzz, hare, zoom, zip
2‘she bustled us into the kitchen’
hustle, bundle, sweep, push, hurry, rush, whisk, whip
1‘the bustle of the market’
activity, hustle and bustle, animation, commotion, flurry, tumult, hubbub, busyness, action, liveliness, movement, life, stir, excitement, agitation, fuss, whirl
informal toing and froing, comings and goings, to-do
archaic hurry-scurry, pother
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