bustle n

see bustle, v.

  1. Rush; gush; flow; surge; effusion; sound of water.
  2. Commotion; activity; movement; agitation; disturbance; burst of energy; noisy rapid motion; [fig.] expiration; last exhale; final breath.

bustle [-ed, -s] v

ME; see busy, adj.

  1. Work; fuss; hustle; keep busy.
  2. Stir; rustle; move around; do one's duty; [fig.] whisper; murmur; speak softly.