[ buhnch ]
/ bʌntʃ /


verb (used with object)

to group together; make a bunch of.

verb (used without object)

to gather into a cluster; gather together.
(of fabric or clothing) to gather into folds (often followed by up).

Origin of bunch

1275–1325; Middle English bunche; of uncertain origin


1, 2 lot, batch.

Related forms

un·bunched, adjective

Synonym study

1, 2. See bundle.
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British Dictionary definitions for bunching


/ (bʌntʃ) /


a number of things growing, fastened, or grouped togethera bunch of grapes; a bunch of keys
a collection; groupa bunch of queries
informal a group or companya bunch of boys
archaic a protuberance


(sometimes foll by up) to group or be grouped into a bunch
See also bunches

Word Origin for bunch

C14: of obscure origin
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