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bunch

 (bŭnch)
n.
1.
a. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump: a bunch of grapes; grass growing in bunches.
b. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together: a bunch of keys on a ring; people standing around in bunches.
2. Informal A group of people usually having a common interest or association: My brother and his bunch are basketball fanatics.
3. Informal A considerable number or amount; a lot: a bunch of trouble; a whole bunch of food.
4. A small lump or swelling; a bump.
v. bunched, bunch·ing, bunch·es
v.tr.
1. To gather or form into a cluster: bunched my fingers into a fist.
2. To gather together into a group.
3. To gather (fabric) into folds.
v.intr.
1. To form a cluster or group: runners bunching up at the starting line.
2. To be gathered together in folds, as fabric.
3. To swell; protrude.

[Middle English bonche, probably from Flemish bondje, diminutive of bont, bundle, from Middle Dutch; see bundle.]

bunch′i·ness n.
bunch′y adj.

bunch

(bʌntʃ)
n
1. a number of things growing, fastened, or grouped together: a bunch of grapes; a bunch of keys.
2. a collection; group: a bunch of queries.
3. informal a group or company: a bunch of boys.
4. (Pathology) archaic a protuberance
vb
(sometimes foll by up) to group or be grouped into a bunch
[C14: of obscure origin]

bunch

(bʌntʃ)
n.
1. a connected group; cluster: a bunch of grapes.
2. a group of people or things: a bunch of papers.
3. a large quantity; lots: Thanks a bunch.
4. a knob, lump, or protuberance.
v.t.
5. to group together; make a bunch of.
v.i.
6. to gather together.
7. to gather into folds (often fol. by up).
[1275–1325; Middle English bunche]

Bunch

 a cluster or tuft, properly of things of one type growing or fastened together; a group of things or animals of the same type gathered close together. See also bundle, nosegay.

bunch


Past participle: bunched
Gerund: bunching

Imperative
bunch
bunch
Present
I bunch
you bunch
he/she/it bunches
we bunch
you bunch
they bunch
Preterite
I bunched
you bunched
he/she/it bunched
we bunched
you bunched
they bunched
Present Continuous
I am bunching
you are bunching
he/she/it is bunching
we are bunching
you are bunching
they are bunching
Present Perfect
I have bunched
you have bunched
he/she/it has bunched
we have bunched
you have bunched
they have bunched
Past Continuous
I was bunching
you were bunching
he/she/it was bunching
we were bunching
you were bunching
they were bunching
Past Perfect
I had bunched
you had bunched
he/she/it had bunched
we had bunched
you had bunched
they had bunched
Future
I will bunch
you will bunch
he/she/it will bunch
we will bunch
you will bunch
they will bunch
Future Perfect
I will have bunched
you will have bunched
he/she/it will have bunched
we will have bunched
you will have bunched
they will have bunched
Future Continuous
I will be bunching
you will be bunching
he/she/it will be bunching
we will be bunching
you will be bunching
they will be bunching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bunching
you have been bunching
he/she/it has been bunching
we have been bunching
you have been bunching
they have been bunching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bunching
you will have been bunching
he/she/it will have been bunching
we will have been bunching
you will have been bunching
they will have been bunching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bunching
you had been bunching
he/she/it had been bunching
we had been bunching
you had been bunching
they had been bunching
Conditional
I would bunch
you would bunch
he/she/it would bunch
we would bunch
you would bunch
they would bunch
Past Conditional
I would have bunched
you would have bunched
he/she/it would have bunched
we would have bunched
you would have bunched
they would have bunched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bunch - a grouping of a number of similar thingsbunch - a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"
agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
knot - a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"; "the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest"
swad - a bunch; "a thick swad of plants"
tuft, tussock - a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
2.bunch - an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
3.bunch - any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole caboodle"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
Verb1.bunch - form into a bunch; "The frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom"
cluster, constellate, flock, clump - come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
2.bunch - gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her fingers into a fist"
form - assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads"
agglomerate - form into one cluster

bunch

noun
1. group, band, crowd, party, team, troop, gathering, crew (informal), gang, knot, mob, flock, swarm, multitude, posse (informal), bevy The players were a great bunch.
2. bouquet, spray, garland, wreath, sheaf, flower arrangement He had left a huge bunch of flowers in her hotel room.
3. cluster, clump She had fallen asleep clutching a fat bunch of grapes.
4. number, lot, mass, pile, quantity, stack, heap, batch, assortment We did a bunch of songs together.
verb
1. gather, wrinkle, pleat, ruffle, rumple, pucker, tousle She clutches the sides of her skirt until it bunches around her waist.
bunch together or up group, crowd, mass, collect, assemble, cluster, flock, herd, huddle, congregate People bunched up at all the exits.

bunch

noun
1. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit:
2. Informal. A particular social group:
Informal: gang.
3. A small raised area of skin resulting from a light blow or an insect sting, for example:
Translations
باقَهجَماعَةيَتَجَمَّعُ، يَزْدَحِمُ
chomáčhrozennahloučitshlukovatskupina
buketbundtbundte sammenflokklase
nippuniputtaakimppu
svežanj
összecsomósodiktorlódik
hrúga/safna samanklasi, vöndur, kippa
송이
kekėsugrūstisusigrūstisusispiesti
ķekarspušķissaišķissaņemt saišķīveidot pušķi / ķekaru / sastrēgumu
kopicašopšopek
klase
กลุ่ม พวง รวง เครือ
demetdestesalkımbir araya topla mak
chùm

bunch

[bʌntʃ]
A. N
1. [of flowers] → ramo m; (small) → ramillete m; [of bananas, grapes] → racimo m; [of keys] → manojo m
to wear one's hair in bunches (Brit) → llevar coletas
the best or pick of the bunch (fig) → el/la mejor de todos
2. (= set of people) → grupo m, pandilla f
they're an odd bunchson gente rara
they're a bunch of traitorsson una panda de traidores
the best of a bad bunchentre malos, los mejores
see also mixed A1
3. (US) a bunch of (= several, many) → un montón de
a bunch of timesun montón de veces
4. thanks a bunch!¡hombre, pues te lo agradezco!, ¡gracias mil!
B. VT [+ objects] → agrupar, juntar
bunch together
A. VT + ADVagrupar, juntar
B. VI + ADV [people] → agruparse, apiñarse
bunch up
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ dress, skirt] → arremangar
2. they sat bunched up on the benchse apretujaban en el banco
B. VI + ADVapretujarse

bunch

[ˈbʌntʃ] n
[flowers] → bouquet m
a bunch of flowers → un bouquet de fleurs
[keys] → trousseau m
a bunch of keys → un trousseau de clés
[bananas] → régime m
[grapes] → grappe f
a bunch of grapes → une grappe de raisin
[people] → groupe m
They're a great bunch
BUT C'est une chouette équipe.
the best of the bunch, the pick of the bunch [person] → le or la meilleur(e) de la bande, le or la meilleur(e) de l'équipe
bunches (= hairdo) → couettes fpl
bunch together
vi (= cluster) → se serrer
vt
(= have less space, time between) → (re)grouper
to be bunched together [people] → être groupés
bunch up
vi (= cluster) → s'entasser
vt
to be bunched up [people] → être serrés

bunch

n
(of flowers)Strauß m; (of bananas)Büschel nt; (of radishes, asparagus)Bund nt; (of hair)(Ratten)schwanz m, → Zöpfchen nt; a bunch of rosesein Strauß mRosen; a bunch of flowersein Blumenstrauß m; bunch of grapesWeintraube f; bunch of keysSchlüsselbund m; to wear one’s hair in bunches(Ratten)schwänze plor Zöpfchen plhaben; the pick or best of the bunchdie Allerbesten; (things) → das Beste vom Besten; to pick the best of the bunchsich (dat)die Allerbesten/das Beste aussuchen; a bunch of fives (inf: = fist) → ’ne Faust ins Gesicht (inf)
(inf, of people) → Haufen m (inf); a small bunch of touristsein Häufchen ntor eine kleine Gruppe Touristen
(inf: = a lot) thanks a bunch (esp iro)schönen Dank; there’s still a whole bunch of things to does sind noch jede Menge Sachen zu erledigen (inf)
vi (dress)sich bauschen ? bunch together VI bunch up VI

bunch

[bʌntʃ] n (of flowers, keys) → mazzo; (posy) → mazzetto, mazzolino; (of bananas) → casco; (of grapes) → grappolo; (set of people) → gruppo
to wear one's hair in bunches → portare le codine
the best of a bad bunch → il (or la ) meno peggio
bunch together
1. vt + adv (objects) → ammucchiare
2. vi + adv (people) → ammucchiarsi

bunch

(bantʃ) noun
a number of things fastened or growing together. a bunch of bananas.
verb
(often with up or together) to come or put together in bunches, groups etc. Traffic often bunches on a motorway.

bunch

جَماعَة skupina flok Bündel δέσμη montón, ramo nippu bouquet svežanj mazzo 송이 bosje knippe wiązka conjunto, ramo связка klase กลุ่ม พวง รวง เครือ demet chùm
References in classic literature ?
Our young friend," said Challenger, bunching up the red apples of his cheeks, "is capable of acrobatic exertions which would be impossible to a man of a more solid, though possibly of a more commanding, appearance.
He wondered why on earth he had asked these people, and what one really expected to get from bunching human beings up together.
The boats were strung along at unequal distances apart, and we saw the four nearest ones bunching together.