bunch

I UK [bʌntʃ] / US noun
Word forms "bunch":
singular bunch plural bunches
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1) [singular] informal a group of people

They're a lovely bunch who have made me feel welcome.

The volunteers are a very mixed bunch of people.

2) [countable] a group of cut flowers that you hold together or that someone has tied together. A bunch of flowers that someone has arranged in an attractive way is called a bouquet.
a) a group of bananas, grapes etc that grow together
b) a set of keys that are together on a metal ring
3) bunches
[plural] British a girl's or woman's hairstyle in which the hair is tied together in two parts on either side of her head

the best/pick of the bunch — the best person or thing in a group


II UK [bʌntʃ] / US verb
Word forms "bunch":
present tense I/you/we/they bunch he/she/it bunches present participle bunching past tense bunched past participle bunched
1) bunch or bunch up
[intransitive/transitive] if a group of people bunch or are bunched, they get very close to each other

The girls were bunched up on one side of the room.

bunch together:

The guests all bunched together near the buffet table.

2) [intransitive/transitive] if cloth bunches, or if you bunch it, it comes together in small folds

This skirt tends to bunch around my waist.

3) [transitive] to put things such as flowers into a bunch

We'll bunch these herbs and sell them.

4) bunch or bunch up
[intransitive/transitive] to form a tight round shape, or to make something do this

He kept bunching his hand into a fist.

Karen bunched up the paper and threw it away.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

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