Meaning of BUNDLE in English
I. bun ‧ dle 1 /ˈbʌndl/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Middle Dutch ; Origin: bundel ]
1 . a group of things such as papers, clothes, or sticks that are fastened or tied together
bundles of newspapers
a small bundle containing mostly clothing
2 . a number of things that belong or are dealt with together
bundles of data
3 . computer software, and sometimes other equipment or services that are included with a new computer at no extra cost
4 . a bundle informal a lot of money:
College evening classes cost a bundle.
A company can make a bundle by selling unwanted property.
5 . be a bundle of nerves informal to be very nervous
6 . be a bundle of laughs/fun British English informal an expression meaning a person or situation that is fun or makes you laugh, often used jokingly when they are not fun at all:
Being a teenager isn’t a bundle of laughs.
7 . not go a bundle on something/somebody British English informal to not like something or someone very much:
Jim never drank, and certainly didn’t go a bundle on gambling.
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■ of things
▪ bunch a group of things held or tied together, especially flowers or keys:
He handed me a bunch of daffodils.
▪ bundle several papers, clothes, or sticks held or tied together in an untidy pile:
Bundles of papers and files filled the shelves.
▪ cluster a group of things of the same kind that are close together in a place:
a cluster of stars
Our road ended at a cluster of cottages.
II. bundle 2 BrE AmE verb
1 . [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to quickly push someone or something somewhere because you are in a hurry or you want to hide them
bundle somebody into/through etc something
They bundled Perez into the car and drove off.
2 . [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] British English to move somewhere quickly in a group
bundle into/through etc
Six of us bundled into a taxi.
3 . [transitive] to include computer software or other services with a new computer at no extra cost
bundle something with/into something
Microsoft can bundle Windows Vista at discounted prices with its popular desktop application programs.
bundle something together
The company offered customers a single computer solution, bundling together hardware and software.
bundle somebody ↔ off phrasal verb
to send someone somewhere quickly without asking them if they want to go
bundle somebody/something ↔ up phrasal verb
1 . ( also bundle something ↔ together ) to make a bundle by tying things together:
Bundle up the newspapers and take them to the skip.
2 . ( also bundle something ↔ together ) to put different things together so that they are dealt with at the same time:
The lawsuit bundles together the claims of many individuals into one big case.
3 . to put warm clothes on someone or yourself because it is cold SYN wrap up :
People sat bundled up in scarves, coats, and boots.
bundle somebody/something ↔ up against
spectators bundled up against the cold
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012