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bun·dle

 (bŭn′dl)
n.
1. A group of objects held together, as by tying or wrapping.
2. Something wrapped or tied up for carrying; a package.
3. Biology A cluster or strand of closely bound muscle or nerve fibers.
4. Botany A vascular bundle.
5. Informal
a. A large amount; a lot: had a bundle of fun at the dance.
b. A large sum of money: made a bundle selling real estate.
v. bun·dled, bun·dling, bun·dles
v.tr.
1. To tie, wrap, or gather together.
2. To dispatch or dispense of quickly and with little fuss; hustle: bundled the child off to school.
3. To dress (a person) warmly: bundled them up in winter clothes.
v.intr.
1. To hurry; hasten: The children came bundling in from outside.
2. To sleep in the same bed while fully clothed, a custom formerly practiced by engaged couples in New England and in Wales.
Phrasal Verb:
bundle up
To dress oneself warmly.
Idioms:
bundle of joy
A baby.
bundle of nerves
An extremely nervous person.

[Middle English bundel, probably from Middle Dutch bondel; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.]

bun′dler n.

bun•dling

(ˈbʌn dlɪŋ)
n.
(in early New England) a practice in which a boy and a girl were allowed to share a bed while remaining fully clothed, usu. under parental supervision.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bundling - a onetime custom during courtship of unmarried couples occupying the same bed without undressing
courting, courtship, wooing, suit - a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief and intense courtship"
2.bundling - the act of binding something into a bundle
boxing, packing - the enclosure of something in a package or box
3.bundling - the act of shoving hastily; "she complained about bundling the children off to school"
shove - the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something); "he gave the door a shove"
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