bundle up

verb
bundled up; bundling up; bundles up

Definition of bundle up

transitive verb

: to dress (someone) warmly

intransitive verb

: to dress warmly

Examples of bundle up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My Uncle Keong is the expert in tying the bundle up with straw, tightening just enough to hold it together, as the steaming will puff up the rice and engorge the dumpling. May Klisch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sticky rice, an Asian favorite with sweet and savory uses, makes a mean dessert with mango," 23 Aug. 2019 With the rest of the team’s help, Thompson bundled up the various pieces of the PDP-7—a machine about the size of a refrigerator, not counting the terminal—moved it into a closet assigned to the acoustics department, and got it up and running. Richard Jensen, Ars Technica, "Unix at 50: How the OS that powered smartphones started from failure," 29 Aug. 2019 The Cambria Hotel is hoping the presence of ZinZanni will sell its rooms to those who’d like to bundle up even more. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Cirque du Supper: Teatro ZinZanni bets big on a long-lost space in Chicago’s Loop," 26 June 2019 Some in attendance stayed true to the month of June and wore T-shirts and shorts, while others bundled up to combat the cold. Hannah Reed, Post-Tribune, "Schererville festival among the first to kick off summer season," 14 June 2019 After months of bundling up underneath turtlenecks and puffer coats, the countdown to our spring and summer wardrobe is finally on. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Brazilian Brand Is About to Become Every Fashion Girl’s Favorite," 19 Mar. 2019 Sea lions gather in rookeries to breed, sea birds hunker down in the gusts, and tourists – fewer and farther between – bundle up to go out and experience the raw power and awesome energy of the turbulent ocean. OregonLive.com, "30 reasons to love the Oregon coast in the winter," 11 Feb. 2018 The locations are typically so rugged and remote that garbage must be bundled up and flown out via helicopter. Los Angeles Times, "Illegal cannabis farms still scarring public lands, two years after Prop. 64," 29 Aug. 2019 When Tsé Lichíí' Nééz repeated the final prayers during the ceremony for Nez, the grief, trauma and stress of war was bundled up, buried in the ground, and with a shot of a gun, symbolically returned to the earth. Betty Reid, azcentral, "To Chester Nez, last of the original Code Talkers, the words are more than a code," 29 Aug. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bundle up.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of bundle up

1845, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bundle up

Statistics for bundle up

Last Updated

27 Oct 2019

Time Traveler for bundle up

The first known use of bundle up was in 1845

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on bundle up

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with bundle up

Comments on bundle up

What made you want to look up bundle up? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to spread as a report or rumor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Confusing Words—A Quiz

  • alice with tweedle dee and tweedle dum
  • I invented a brand new toaster robot and ______ it "Sir Toasts-a-Lot."
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!