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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.


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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