Meaning of BUNCH in English

BUNCH

/ bʌntʃ; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ C ] bunch of sth a number of things of the same type which are growing or fastened together :

a bunch of bananas / grapes, etc.

a bunch of keys

She picked me a bunch of flowers .

2.

[ sing. ] a ~ (of sth) ( informal , especially NAmE ) a large amount of sth; a large number of things or people :

I have a whole bunch of stuff to do this morning.

3.

[ sing. ] ( informal ) a group of people :

The people that I work with are a great bunch.

4.

bunches [ pl. ] ( BrE ) long hair that is divided in two and tied at each side of the head :

She wore her hair in bunches.

IDIOMS

- the best / pick of the bunch

—more at best

■ verb

bunch (sth) (up) to become tight or to form tight folds; to make sth do this :

[ v ]

His muscles bunched under his shirt.

Her skirt had bunched up round her waist.

[ vn ]

His forehead was bunched in a frown.

PHRASAL VERBS

- bunch up / together | bunch sb/sth up / together

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : of unknown origin.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.