bustle off

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bustle off

1. To leave a place hastily. A: "I didn't see Alice this morning. B: "Oh, she bustled off because she was running late."
2. To send someone somewhere. In this usage, a noun can be used between "bustle" and "off." Before I left for the airport, I bustled my daughter off to school.
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bustle someone off

to help someone leave; to send someone out or away. The cops bustled the crook off. They bustled off the three men who were fighting.
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bustle off

to leave in haste. Well, I have to bustle off or I'll miss my flight. I hate to bustle off so soon.
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References in classic literature ?
The worthy woman bustled off, and I crouched nearer the fire; my head felt hot, and the rest of me chill: moreover, I was excited, almost to a pitch of foolishness, through my nerves and brain.
The morning was my usual time, but whenever I found I had an hour or so to spare, I put on my bonnet and bustled off to Chancery Lane.
With a few grateful words to Holmes she bade us both good-night and bustled off upon her way.
I did not have the strength to complain, and as she bustled off, content in her indignation, I picked up the tree.
The owner bustled off to the kitchen, then undid the locked front door and vanished into the street.
Jarvis replied with a 50-metre penalty but after 20 minutes Webb was bustled off the ball and Waters scored by the posts.
Rodgers was equally aware of the need to be stronger away from home, hence why Ashley Williams had been pushed up the field to add muscle to a midfield too easily bullied and bustled off the ball at Forest at the weekend.
I selected a tea from the Ali-shan mountain in central Taiwan, and the waitress bustled off, leaving me to gaze at the giant mural of a scene from the famous movie on the wall across.
Our glee at seeing this ridiculous little man bustled off stage while the locals turn into an angry mob is only slightly dimmed by having the best clips repeated about 30 times in each episode.
That was underlined when a free-kick from Fergie picked out Steve Crawford but the striker was bustled off the ball Russell Anderson.
A penalty appeal was turned down when Don Hutchison was bustled off the ball by Igor Stimac, but the best chance fell to Booth in the 42nd minute.
Cleve says, "I publish a lot of children's books -- morality is important," before being bustled off to a business meeting by one of his two brothers (Aurelien Recoing), a Catholic bishop who will later face problems with his vow of chastity.
Coutinho has demonstrated some skill but he is easily bustled off the ball, a failing shown by others in the above list.
It was a poor goal to concede, with defender David Wheater failing to deal with a long ball out of defence and then being bustled off the ball by Mackie prior to netting.