bristle - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˈbrɪs(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theybristle
he/she/itbristles
present participlebristling
past tensebristled
past participlebristled
  1. 2
    if an animal’s fur bristles, it sticks up because the animal is angry or afraid
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phrasal verbs