Meaning of bristle

Definition of bristle

(noun) a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic
(verb) be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
rise up as in fear; "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"
have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles; "bristling leaves"
react in an offended or angry manner; "He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program"

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