\ 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

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Topo Chico, lime juice and tequila, all to taste, over a bunch of ice. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 23 July 2021 Renting an apartment in a northern arrondissement, Harrington and Jaar borrowed a basement writing room studio, ate a bunch of delicious Chinese and Pakistani takeout, and wrote during the week while gigging on the weekend. Washington Post, 23 July 2021 Scientists looked into some ice samples that froze at least 14,400 years ago and found a bunch of ancient viruses – most of them unlike anything ever seen before. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 22 July 2021 Put out a bunch of lures and use trolling gear to take the fish-attracting spoons, diving plugs and tandem spinner rigs to the exact depths where electronic fish-finders are showing schools of walleye. cleveland, 22 July 2021 For a more substantial salad, add in cooked orzo pasta or leftover cooked rice or a bunch of fresh greens. Anchorage Daily News, 22 July 2021 The tennis club, situated at the nexus of the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Little Caribbean and Crown Heights — which at the time was years away from being gentrified — drew a diverse bunch. Jessica Iredale, New York Times, 22 July 2021 Trying to squeeze a bunch of bulky furniture onto a minuscule balcony will quickly overwhelm it. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 July 2021 Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo apparently would do what many of us would — hit the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru and order a bunch of chicken nuggets. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The drivers are serious about winning, but Evernham isn’t afraid to throw a caution flag to bunch the field. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 July 2021 Android 12 software is getting indicator lights when the camera and mic are in use, a remote control app for TVs, a car key-like function for BMWs, and notifications that bunch up by app. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 19 May 2021 Lay your shirt down on the plastic tarp and use thin rubber bands ($4, Amazon) to gather and bunch 3-inch sections of the fabric. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 May 2021 For example, Wildes said the school would avoid students’ opening and ending procession and other activities where students would bunch up into larger groups. chicagotribune.com, 19 Apr. 2021 Problem is, jakes and even 2-year-old gobblers tend to bunch into bachelor groups late in the spring and can be surprisingly difficult to kill. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 22 Mar. 2021 The seamless construction means no points of irritation or chafing, and the curved cut on the knee warmer won’t bunch up behind your joints when pedaling. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 18 Apr. 2021 So actually, there’s less material, less stuff to snag, less stuff to bunch up. Michelle R. Martinelli, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2021 These pressure waves bunch up—imagine a pressure wave traffic jam—and form a shockwave that surrounds the aircraft, Javier Urzay, a senior researcher at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University, tells Pop Mech. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 13 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of bunch was in the 14th century

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bunch bean

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“Bunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunch. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a group of things of the same kind that are held or tied together or that grow together
somewhat informal : a group of people or things that are together or are associated with each other in some way
chiefly US, somewhat informal : a large amount



English Language Learners Definition of bunch (Entry 2 of 2)

: to put (things or people) together in a group or bunch
: to form a group
of clothing : to form a group of tight folds on or around part of your body


\ 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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