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 or pronoun 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.
to leave in haste. Well, I have to bustle off or I'll miss my flight. I hate to bustle off so soon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.