\ 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 Scammers can craft a whole new bunch of ways to steal money. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2021 Tucked them into a quart-sized bag and then poured a whole bunch of Lysol in the bag so that the wipes were nice and wet. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 24 May 2021 If there are a whole bunch of one-star reviews warning about subscription costs and scams, steer clear. Davey Winder, Forbes, 22 May 2021 Not one to disappoint a nobleman, the intrepid baker took pieces from a whole bunch of other cakes, pressed them together, and drenched the Franken-confection in a boozy syrup. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 18 May 2021 On Sunday, May 9, Tisdale shared a whole bunch of pictures of Jupiter in different outfits, mostly lying on the floor but also snuggling with her parents. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 11 May 2021 Perhaps fittingly for a bunch of overachievers, Boone was bumped from the top of the Sentinel Star’s local sports section the next day. J.c. Carnahan, orlandosentinel.com, 24 Apr. 2021 Second, a whole bunch of small services that have catered to podcasters and other creators may lose out and wither away now that the two giants are offering premium options. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2021 Although many people think of their biceps as muscles that only matter in the gym, strength in these muscles are actually important for a bunch of everyday activities as well. Elizabeth Millard, SELF, 13 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 The sixth-seeded Trojans could have crumbled against the devil-may-care Bulldogs bunch that was seeded 11th and earlier this week won its first NCAA tournament game in 50 years. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 20 Mar. 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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8 Jun 2021

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“Bunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunch. Accessed 15 Jun. 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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