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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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