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English noun: bunk

1. bunk (artifact) a long trough for feeding cattle


Synonymsfeed bunk


Broader (hypernym)manger, trough

2. bunk (artifact) a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers


Synonymsberth, built in bed


Broader (hypernym)bed


Narrower (hyponym)lower, lower berth, upper, upper berth

3. bunk (artifact) a rough bed (as at a campsite)


Broader (hypernym)bed

4. bunk (communication) unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)


Synonymsbuncombe, bunkum, guff, hogwash, rot


Broader (hypernym)drivel, garbage


Narrower (hyponym)bull, bullshit, crap, dogshit, horseshit, Irish bull, shit

5. bunk (communication) a message that seems to convey no meaning


Synonymshokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)absurdity, absurdness, amphigory, balderdash, baloney, bilgewater, boloney, bosh, buzzword, cant, cobblers, crock, drool, empty talk, empty words, fa la, fal la, fiddle-faddle, flummery, gibber, gibberish, hooey, hot air, humbug, incoherence, incoherency, jabberwocky, mummery, nonsense verse, palaver, piffle, poppycock, rhetoric, ridiculousness, rigamarole, rigmarole, schmegegge, shmegegge, stuff, stuff and nonsense, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle, unintelligibility

6. bunk (artifact) beds built one above the other


Synonymsbunk bed


Broader (hypernym)bed


English verb: bunk

1. bunk (social) avoid paying


SamplesBeat the subway fare.


Synonymsbeat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel, rip off

2. bunk (possession) provide with a bunk


SamplesWe bunked the children upstairs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bed

3. bunk (motion) flee; take to one's heels; cut and run


SamplesIf you see this man, run!.
The burglars escaped before the police showed up.


Synonymsbreak away, escape, fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave


Narrower (hyponym)flee, fly, skedaddle, take flight









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