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  • as inrummage
  • as inseek
  • as intrack/track down
  • as inbeat the bushes
  • as incomb
  • as inhound
  • as inhunt

synonyms for beat bushes

  • comb
  • forage
  • poke
  • scour
  • delve
  • disarrange
  • disarray
  • disorder
  • disorganize
  • disrupt
  • disturb
  • examine
  • explore
  • fish
  • grub
  • hunt
  • jumble
  • rake
  • root
  • seek
  • shake
  • spy
  • toss
  • beat the bushes
  • dig out
  • ferret out
  • leave no stone unturned
  • look high and low
  • mess up
  • mix up
  • search high heaven
  • shake down
  • turn inside out
  • turn upside down

antonyms for beat bushes

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  • arrange
  • calm
  • cover
  • neaten
  • neglect
  • order
  • organize
  • soothe
  • systematize
  • ignore
  • shun
  • answer
  • find
  • neglect
  • reply
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    How to use beat bushes in a sentence

    Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
    THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
    His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    The pulse in Louis's temples beat hard; yet he was determined not to anticipate, but make Wharton explain himself.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    To be sure, he hadn't seen Mrs. Robin go, but he had heard the beat of her wings as she began her flight.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    Bordering them were great quantities of berry-laden snow-berry bushes, of which I am very fond.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    As they were passing a place where the bushes grew thickly by the side of the road, they received a gruff command to halt.
    THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
    The advance had to be carefully made, for the country was rough, wooded, and covered with a dense undergrowth of bushes.
    THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
    We should easily beat this in America with anything like equal facilities, and without charging the British price—£4 7s.
    GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
    Our hero smiled as he waved his hand to his companions, and, turning away, was soon lost to sight among the bushes.
    HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
    His heart now beat high with hope, for he believed that he was about to realise his ancient dream.
    HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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