verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of bunch
Examples from the Web for bunch
I've seen video of that satirical guide to SXSW in 1998 where you asked a bunch of bands odd questions.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The zoologist at University of Tubingen in Germany gave a bunch of spiders some LSD.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence|Bill Schulz|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a bunch of tough talk, this round of the hacker-on-hacker fight nevered materialized.
As a producer on The Gambler, he read a bunch of women for the female lead, and settled on Larson.
Because they were short on money, the family moved around a bunch—with Malone living in 27 different places by the time she was 9.Jena Malone’s Long, Strange Trip From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom|Marlow Stern|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have plucked a bunch of leaves in an unexpected swoop in-shore.The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson
A bunch of ferns which she had gathered had slipped from her lap to her feet.East Angels|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Behind him straggled a bunch of bony cattle and some horses, herded by a girl and a small boy.The Eagle's Heart|Hamlin Garland
When I responded to a call before the curtain, she gravely handed me her bunch of roses.Stage Confidences|Clara Morris
But they were not yet in my possession; moreover, the key of the handcuffs might not be amongst the bunch.The Devil Doctor|Sax Rohmer
Word Origin for bunch
early 14c., "protuberance on the body, swelling," perhaps echoic of the sound of hitting and connected to bump (cf., possibly in similar relationship, hump/hunch).
The sense of "cluster" is mid-15c.; connection with the earlier sense is obscure, and this may be a separate word, perhaps through a nasalized form of Old French bouge (2), 15c., from Flemish boudje diminutive of boud "bundle." Meaning "a lot, a group" is from 1620s.
"to bulge out," late 14c., from bunch (n.). Meaning "to gather up in a bunch" (transitive) is from 1828; sense of "to crowd together" (intransitive) is from 1873. Related: Bunched; bunching.