Meaning of BUNDLE in English
/ ˈbʌndl; NAmE / noun , verb
[ 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.
[ C ] a number of things that belong, or are sold together :
a bundle of ideas
a bundle of graphics packages for your PC
[ 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.
a bundle [ sing. ] ( informal ) a large amount of money :
That car must have cost a bundle.
- not go a bundle on sb/sth
—more at drop verb , nerve noun
[ 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.
[ v + adv. / prep. ] to move somewhere quickly in a group :
We bundled out onto the street.
[ 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.
- bundle sth up | bundle sth together
- bundle sb up (in sth)
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. 2005