\ ˈbənch How to pronounce bunch (audio) \

Definition of bunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2a : a number of things of the same kind a bunch of grapes
b : group sense 2a a bunch of friends
c : a considerable amount : lot a bunch of money


bunched; bunching; bunches

Definition of bunch (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

2 : to form a group or cluster often used with up

transitive verb

: to form into a bunch

Other Words from bunch


bunchily \ ˈbən-​chə-​lē How to pronounce bunch (audio) \ adverb
bunchy \ ˈbən-​chē How to pronounce bunch (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bunch in a Sentence

Noun He always had a bunch of keys on his belt. Dried herbs hung in bunches from the kitchen rafters. Verb The child's tights bunched at the ankles. the dress bunches a bit at the waist
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Do Revenge ultimately boils down to a fun, stylish, mix of a bunch of different kinds of movies. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 19 Sep. 2022 This cute little clumping cactus looks exactly like a bunch of peanuts standing on end! Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 18 Sep. 2022 Instead of ambition to be the boss of someone, most Oregonians aspire to be the boss of a bunch of tomatoes in their own garden. oregonlive, 12 Sep. 2022 This story is also about finding your team on a bunch of levels. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Sep. 2022 Like a bunch of Apple products right now, the base price has dropped a bit and fluctuates, but $299 is still a solid price for the best Apple Watch. Medea Giordano, WIRED, 9 Sep. 2022 The all-singing, all-dancing troupe bounced into America’s Got Talent auditions with all the energy of a bunch of kids hyped on soda at a party. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 24 Aug. 2022 Evans knows now, as evidenced by his tweet Thursday consisting of a bunch of crying/laughing emojis and one zipped-lips emoji. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 18 Aug. 2022 Trim tough ends from a bunch of Tuscan kale, place in a bowl and toss with oil. Matthew Kadey, Outside Online, 18 Aug. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Kaia wears a looser denim cut that slips seamlessly over her ankle boots, and they're hemmed to not bunch up at the top of her shoe. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 8 Sep. 2022 Without the typical layer of fuzz and dry flakes that tend to bunch up around my nose, upper lip, and chin, my foundation glided on near-flawlessly. Taylore Glynn, Allure, 23 Aug. 2022 Using your fingertips, grab all corners of the wrapper, and bunch together like a purse bundle, pressing edges to seal. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2022 The sleeves are close-fitting, and as a result my T-shirt base layers would occasionally bunch up in the armpits. Jeremy Rellosa, Outside Online, 19 Feb. 2021 Because the layers are bonded, the gloves don’t bunch. Berne Broudy, Outside Online, 22 Mar. 2021 Rather than using removable inserts that bunch up in the wash and get thrown away, all Lume Six bras are offered in two versions: unlined or with thin sewn-in padding. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, 27 May 2022 Women’s styles frustrate Emily Casey, 32, a software engineer in Brooklyn, tending to bunch under her arms. Aria Darcella, WSJ, 5 May 2022 Charitable contributions are not the only way to bunch. Jamie Hopkins, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bunch


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for bunch


Middle English bunche

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24 Sep 2022

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“Bunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunch. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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\ ˈbənch How to pronounce bunch (audio) \

Kids Definition of bunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a number of things of the same kind growing together a bunch of grapes
2 : group entry 1 sense 1 a bunch of children


bunched; bunching

Kids Definition of bunch (Entry 2 of 2)

: to gather in a bunch The kids bunched together in the pool.

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