bunch

[ buhnch ]
/ bʌntʃ /
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noun

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).

Nearby words

  1. bumsters,
  2. bumsucking,
  3. bun,
  4. bun foot,
  5. buna,
  6. bunch grass,
  7. bunch light,
  8. bunch pink,
  9. bunchberry,
  10. bunche

Origin of bunch

1275–1325; Middle English bunche; of uncertain origin

SYNONYMS FOR bunch
1, 2. lot, batch.

Related formsun·bunched, adjective

Synonym study

1, 2. See bundle.

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British Dictionary definitions for bunching

bunch

/ (bʌntʃ) /

noun

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

verb

(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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