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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
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.
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.]
adj, bunchier or bunchiest
1. composed of or resembling bunches
adj. bunch•i•er, bunch•i•est.
1. having bunches.
2. bulging or protuberant.