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English noun: bunch

1. bunch (group) a grouping of a number of similar things


SamplesA bunch of trees.
A cluster of admirers.


Synonymsclump, cluster, clustering


Broader (hypernym)agglomeration


Narrower (hyponym)knot, swad, tuft, tussock


Instance hyponymNorthern Cross, Omega Centauri, Pleiades

2. bunch (group) an informal body of friends


SamplesHe still hangs out with the same crowd.


Synonymscrew, crowd, gang


Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering

3. bunch (group) any collection in its entirety


SamplesShe bought the whole caboodle.


Synonymscaboodle, lot


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


English verb: bunch

1. bunch (motion) form into a bunch


SamplesThe frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom.


Synonymsbunch together, bunch up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)clump, cluster, constellate, flock

2. bunch (contact) gather or cause to gather into a cluster


SamplesShe bunched her fingers into a fist.


Synonymsbunch up, bundle, clump, cluster


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


Broader (hypernym)form


Narrower (hyponym)agglomerate









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