bunch

bunch
1 noun
1 bunch of flowers/keys/grapes etc a group of flowers, keys etc that are fastened or held together
2 (singular) informal a group of people: Our new neighbours are a weird bunch.
3 the pick of the bunch the best among a group of people or things
4 (singular) especially AmE a large number of people or things, or a large amount of something
(+ of): The doctor asked me a bunch of questions.
5 in bunches BrE if a girl wears her hair in bunches, she ties it together at each side of her head
6 thanks a bunch an expression meaning thank you very much, used jokingly when you are not grateful at all
2 verb also bunch together, bunch up
1 (I) to stay close together in a group: The children bunched together in little groups in the playground.
2 (T) to tighten part of your body: Sean bunched his fists and strode towards them.
3 (T) to hold or tie things together in a bunch
4 (I, T) to pull material together tightly in folds

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • 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

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