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English noun: bulk

1. bulk (attribute) the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part


SamplesThe majority of his customers prefer it.
The bulk of the work is finished.


Synonymsmajority


Broader (hypernym)figure, number


Attributemajor


Antonymsminority

2. bulk (attribute) the property of something that is great in magnitude


SamplesIt is cheaper to buy it in bulk.
He received a mass of correspondence.
The volume of exports.


Synonymsmass, volume


Broader (hypernym)magnitude


Narrower (hyponym)dollar volume, turnover

3. bulk (attribute) the property possessed by a large mass


Broader (hypernym)mass


English verb: bulk

1. bulk (change) stick out or up


SamplesThe parcel bulked in the sack.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)bulge, pouch, protrude

2. bulk (change) cause to bulge or swell outwards


Synonymsbulge


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)swell


Causebulge, pouch, protrude









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