bristle with

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "bristle with":
present tense I/you/we/they bristle with he/she/it bristles with present participle bristling with past tense bristled with past participle bristled with
bristle with something to have a lot of something

The project was bristling with difficulties.


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  • bristle — {{11}}bristle (n.) O.E. byrst bristle, with metathesis of r , from P.Gmc. *bors (Cf. M.Du. borstel, Ger. borste), from PIE *bhrsti from root *bhar point, bristle (Cf. Skt. bhrstih point, spike ). With el, dim. suffix. {{12}}bristle ( …   Etymology dictionary

  • bristle — v. 1) (D; intr.) to bristle at (he bristled at the remark) 2) (D; intr.) to bristle with (she bristled with anger) * * * [ brɪs(ə)l] (D; intr.) to bristle at (he bristled at the remark) (D; intr.) to bristle with (she bristled with anger) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bristle — bris|tle1 [ brısl ] noun count 1. ) one of the many stiff fibers or short pieces of wire or plastic in a brush 2. ) a short stiff hair bristle bris|tle 2 [ brısl ] verb intransitive 1. ) to be angry or offended about something: BRIDLE: bristle at …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bristle — I UK [ˈbrɪs(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms bristle : singular bristle plural bristles 1) a short stiff hair 2) one of the many stiff fibres or short pieces of wire or plastic in a brush II UK [ˈbrɪs(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms …   English dictionary

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