bunch


bunch
bunch1 S2 [bʌntʃ] n
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1¦(group of things)¦
2¦(group of people)¦
3 the best/pick of the bunch
4¦(large amount)¦
5 bunches
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1.) ¦(GROUP OF THINGS)¦
a group of things that are fastened, held, or growing together
bunch of
I'll send her a bunch of flowers .
He had a bunch of keys on his belt.
a bunch of grapes
2.) ¦(GROUP OF PEOPLE)¦ [singular] informal
a group of people
The ancient Egyptians were a clever bunch.
bunch of
a friendly bunch of people
3.) the best/pick of the bunch
the best among a group of people or things
4.) ¦(LARGE AMOUNT)¦ [singular]
AmE a large number of people or things, or a large amount of something
bunch of
There's a whole bunch of places I want to visit.
5.) bunches [plural] BrE
if a girl wears her hair in bunches, she ties it together at each side of her head
thanks a bunch atthanks
bunch 2
bunch2 v also bunch together, bunch up
1.) [I and T]
to stay close together in a group, or to make people do this
The children bunched together in small groups.
John stopped, forcing the rest of the group to bunch up behind him.
2.) [I and T]
to make part of your body tight or to become tight like this
Sean bunched his fists.
3.) [I and T]
to pull material together tightly in folds
She bunched the cloth up and threw it away.
4.) [T]
to hold or tie things together in a bunch

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • bunch´er — bunch «buhnch», noun, verb. –n. 1. a group of things of the same kind growing fastened, placed, or thought of together: »a bunch of grapes, a bunch of flowers, a bunch of sheep. SYNONYM(S): batch, cluster. See syn. under bundle. (Cf. ↑bundle) 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bunch — may refer to: * BUNCH, competitors in computer manufacturing * The Bunch, a 1972 folk rock group * Bunch grass, any grass of the Poaceae family * Bunch, Oklahoma, a village in the state of Oklahoma in the United States of America * Chris Bunch,… …   Wikipedia

  • Bunch — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Chris Bunch (1943–2005), US amerikanischer Autor David R. Bunch (1925–2000), US amerikanischer Science Fiction Autor John Bunch (1921–2010), US amerikanischer Jazz Pianist Robert Bunch (1820–1881),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BUNCH — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda BUNCH, acrónimo de Burroughs, UNIVAC, NCR, Control Data y Honeywell, era el término con el que se conocía en los años 1960 al grupo de empresas capaces de competir con el claro e indiscutible monopolio de IBM en el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • bunch — /bunch/, n. 1. a connected group; cluster: a bunch of grapes. 2. a group of things: a bunch of papers. 3. Informal. a group of people: They re a fine bunch of students. 4. a knob; lump; protuberance. v.t. 5. to group together; make a bunch of.… …   Universalium

  • bunch — as a collective noun in abstract senses (a bunch of people / a bunch of questions) varies widely in its degree of informality from simple metaphor (A bunch of weary runners crossed the line at last) to near slang, often affected by the word it… …   Modern English usage

  • bunch — [bunch] n. [ME bonche, bundle, hump < OFr (Walloon) bouge < Fl boudje, dim. of boud, bundle] 1. a cluster or tuft of things growing together [a bunch of grapes] 2. a collection of things of the same kind fastened or grouped together, or… …   English World dictionary

  • bunch´i|ly — bunch|y «BUHN chee», adjective, bunch|i|er, bunch|i|est. 1. having bunches or clusters. 2. growing in bunches. 3. bulging or protuberant. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • bunch|y — «BUHN chee», adjective, bunch|i|er, bunch|i|est. 1. having bunches or clusters. 2. growing in bunches. 3. bulging or protuberant. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bunch — (b[u^]nch; 224), n. [Akin to OSw. & Dan. bunke heap, Icel. bunki heap, pile, bunga tumor, protuberance; cf. W. pwng cluster. Cf. {Bunk}.] 1. A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump. [1913 Webster] They will carry . . . their treasures… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bunch — bunch; bunch·ber·ry; bunch·er; bunch·i·ly; …   English syllables