Meaning of BUNDLE in English

BUNDLE

/ ˈbʌndl; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ C ] a number of things tied or wrapped together; sth that is wrapped up :

a bundle of rags / papers / firewood , etc.

She held her little bundle (= her baby) tightly in her arms.

2.

[ C ] a number of things that belong, or are sold together :

a bundle of ideas

a bundle of graphics packages for your PC

3.

[ sing. ] a ~ of laughs, fun, joy, etc. ( informal ) a person or thing that makes you laugh :

He wasn't exactly a bundle of laughs (= a happy person to be with) last night.

4.

a bundle [ sing. ] ( informal ) a large amount of money :

That car must have cost a bundle.

IDIOMS

- not go a bundle on sb/sth

—more at drop verb , nerve noun

■ verb

1.

[ vn + adv. / prep. ] to push or send sb somewhere quickly and not carefully :

They bundled her into the back of a car.

He was bundled off to boarding school.

2.

[ v + adv. / prep. ] to move somewhere quickly in a group :

We bundled out onto the street.

3.

[ vn ] bundle sth (with sth) to supply extra equipment, especially software when selling a new computer, at no extra cost :

A further nine applications are bundled with the system.

PHRASAL VERBS

- bundle sth up | bundle sth together

- bundle sb up (in sth)

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : perhaps originally from Old English byndelle a binding , reinforced by Low German and Dutch bundel (to which byndelle is related).

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