bunch

bunch
[[t]bʌ̱ntʃ[/t]]
♦♦♦
bunches, bunching, bunched
1) N-COUNT: usu sing, oft N of n, adj N A bunch of people is a group of people who share one or more characteristics or who are doing something together. [INFORMAL]

My neighbours are a bunch of busybodies...

We were a pretty inexperienced bunch of people really...

The players were a great bunch.

Syn:
2) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n A bunch of flowers is a number of flowers with their stalks held or tied together.

He had left a huge bunch of flowers in her hotel room.

3) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n A bunch of bananas or grapes is a group of them growing on the same stem.

Lili had fallen asleep clutching a fat bunch of grapes.

4) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n A bunch of keys is a set of keys kept together on a metal ring.

George took out a bunch of keys and went to work on the complicated lock.

5) QUANT: QUANT of pl-n A bunch of things is a number of things, especially a large number. [AM, INFORMAL]

We did a bunch of songs together.

PRON
Bunch is also a pronoun.

I'd like to adopt a multi-racial child. In fact, I'd love a whole bunch.

6) N-PLURAL: usu in N If a girl has her hair in bunches, it is parted down the middle and tied on each side of her head. [BRIT]
7) VERB If clothing bunches around a part of your body, it forms a set of creases around it.

[V around n] She clutches the sides of her skirt until it bunches around her waist.

8) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR If you say someone or something is the best of the bunch or the pick of the bunch, you mean they are the best of a group of people or things. [INFORMAL]

I watched every game of the World Cup and Craig was the pick of the bunch.

Phrasal Verbs:

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  • bunch´i|ly — bunch|y «BUHN chee», adjective, bunch|i|er, bunch|i|est. 1. having bunches or clusters. 2. growing in bunches. 3. bulging or protuberant. – …   Useful english dictionary

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