bus

1
[ buhs ]
/ bʌs /

noun, plural bus·es, bus·ses.

verb (used with object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.

to convey or transport by bus: to bus the tourists to another hotel.
to transport (pupils) to school by bus, especially as a means of achieving socioeconomic or racial diversity among students in a public school.

verb (used without object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.

to travel on or by means of a bus: We bused to New York on a theater trip.

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Idioms for bus

    throw (someone or something) under the bus, Informal. to abandon or sacrifice to an imminent negative outcome for expedience or profit, or to protect oneself and one's interests: The accused was asked to testify against Tony, but he refused to save himself by throwing his pal under the bus.

Origin of bus

1
First recorded in 1825–35; short for omnibus; def. 6 short for omnibus bar

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bus

bussed , bust

Definition for bus (2 of 3)

bus2
[ buhs ]
/ bʌs /

verb (used with or without object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.

to work or act as a busboy or busgirl: She bused for her meals during her student days.

Origin of bus

2
First recorded in 1830–40; back formation from busboy

Definition for bus (3 of 3)

bus.

business.
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British Dictionary definitions for bus

bus
/ (bʌs) /

noun plural buses or busses

verb buses, busing, bused, busses, bussing or bussed

to travel or transport by bus
mainly US and Canadian to transport (children) by bus from one area to a school in another in order to create racially integrated classes

Word Origin for bus

C19: short for omnibus
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