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bunch

noun \ ˈbənch \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of bunch

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

bunchily

play \ˈbən-chə-lē\ adverb

bunchy

play \-chē\ adjective

Examples of bunch in a Sentence

  1. He always had a bunch of keys on his belt.

  2. Dried herbs hung in bunches from the kitchen rafters.

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Origin and Etymology of bunch

Middle English bunche


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bunch

verb

Definition of bunch

intransitive verb
2 : to form a group or cluster often used with up
transitive verb
: to form into a bunch

Examples of bunch in a Sentence

  1. The child's tights bunched at the ankles.

  2. the dress bunches a bit at the waist

Recent Examples of bunch from the Web

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First Known Use of bunch

14th century



BUNCH Defined for English Language Learners

bunch

noun

Definition of bunch for English Language Learners

  • : a group of things of the same kind that are held or tied together or that grow together

  • : a group of people or things that are together or are associated with each other in some way

  • : a large amount


bunch

verb

Definition of bunch for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BUNCH Defined for Kids

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bunch

noun \ ˈbənch \

Definition of bunch for Students

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

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bunch

verb

Definition of bunch for Students

bunched; bunching
: to gather in a bunch The kids bunched together in the playground.


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