verb (used with object), bun·dled, bun·dling.
verb (used without object), bun·dled, bun·dling.
- bundle branch block,
- bundle buggy,
- bundle of his,
- bundle of isoglosses,
- bundle of nerves
Origin of bundle
Examples from the Web for bundle
Now it is true that this bundle of blunders and errors does not constitute “participation”in genocide.Bernard-Henri Lévy: Yes, France Is To Blame For Rwanda|Bernard-Henri Lévy|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mingma also stepped back and let Arnot bundle the bleeding man into a tent.
He is quite a bundle of stimulus and reflex, with no reflection.The Real Wolf of Wall Street: Jordan Belfort’s Vulgar Memoirs|Jimmy So|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We know that Les Moonves, like any good chief executive, cares about the bottom line and making a bundle for shareholders.CBS Is Right to Ban the Boobs With Grammy Awards ‘Wardrobe Advisory’|Lauren Ashburn|February 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
However, campaigns are legally required to disclose bundlers who are registered lobbyists, as well as the amounts they bundle.
Without further speech they picked up the bundle and descended laboriously into the garden.The House by the River|A. P. Herbert
"Guess something is smashed inside, for a bit of glass fell out," observed Will, as they deposited the bundle at her feet.Eight Cousins|Louisa M. Alcott
God creates a number of good propensities, and a number of evil propensities, packs them up in a bundle and calls them "man."Not Guilty|Robert Blatchford
An Old Man, afflicted with a family of contentious Sons, brought in a bundle of sticks and asked the young men to break it.Fantastic Fables|Ambrose Bierce
I looked long at my bundle, and thought of the dear hands that had so carefully wrapped it up.Diary of an Enlisted Man|Lawrence Van Alstyne
- Australian and NZ slangto panic or give up hope
- NZ slangto give birth
Word Origin for bundle
early 14c., "bound collection of things," from Middle Dutch bondel, diminutive of bond, from binden "to bind," or perhaps a merger of this word and Old English byndele "binding," from Proto-Germanic *bundilin (cf. German bündel "to bundle"), from PIE root *bhendh- "tie" (see bend (v.)). Meaning "a lot of money" is from 1899. To be a bundle of nerves "very anxious" is from 1938.
1620s, "to make into a bundle," from bundle (n.); meaning "to wrap up in warm heavy clothes" is from 1893. Meaning "to sleep with another, clothed, in the same bed," a noted former custom in New England, is from 1781. Meaning "to send away hurriedly" is from 1823. Related: Bundled; bundling.
In addition to the idiom beginning with bundle
- bundle of nerves
- make a bundle