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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Hutton's pass sent Darcheville bustling off down the left and when his cutback was blocked the ball spun to Kevin Thomson whose shot was diverted for a corner.
The merest flesh-toned flash of a human face is enough to bring even the most lovelorn turkey to a grinding halt and send him bustling off in the opposite direction--leaving the hunter sitting there, if not turned to a pillar of salt, very definitely with egg on his naked face.
But they were soon getting passionate among the potions and bustling off to his hotel room.