Adjective "Bunch" definition and examples

(Bunch may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bʌn(t)ʃ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A number of things, typically of the same kind, growing or fastened together.
  1. 'Several bunches of roses, carnations, and pomegranate flowers presented an entire spectrum of reds to which was added the stark red of a peasant woman's handkerchief, made even more vivid by the light of a lamp.'
  2. 'Over the course of two days, women dressed in traditional Valencian finery carrying bunches of carnations troop into the square to the accompaniment of folk bands and TV cameras.'
  3. 'The boys and girls placed bunches of flowers around the Dragon in a big circle.'
  4. 'After about 10 to 14 days, the bunches must be turned over to dry the other side.'
  5. 'At each sampling, healthy berries from different bunches and from different parts of the bunches were collected.'
  6. 'Although the flowers may be small, they last an extremely long time and are found in profuse bunches at the ends of long flower stems.'
  7. 'Carried in abundant heavy bunches along its branches, they seem to glisten in early winter sunlight.'
  8. 'The term ‘arch’ may seem a little misleading for what was often no more than bunches of flowers, ribbons, coloured paper, and boughs of trees which were tied to a rope and suspended across a street.'
  9. 'Bluebells and daffodils gathered in huge bunches where there was enough sun for them to flourish.'
  10. 'As he talks, Sompong rolls bunches of flowers into old newspapers.'
  11. 'the people who wrote in complaining are a bunch of idiots'
  12. 'Alternatively, club together with a bunch of mates and rent a superb seafront villa in Ibiza.'
  13. 'I think the media wanted it to be ugly and you get a bunch of lawyers together and it's ugly anyway, but it wasn't too much of a distraction.'
  14. 'A bunch of people piled into the van, and even more crowded into the flatbed.'
  15. 'If you get a bunch of women together they moan about these same things.'
  16. 'They can send rockets round the world and even fly to bloody Mars, and yet they can't get a bunch of scientists together to crack cancer - sorry, I don't buy it.'
  17. 'He got a bunch of us together and started the band.'
  18. 'It's hard and expensive to get a bunch of people together to operate all this equipment to create the illusion of a dream.'
  19. 'Last year, we had a terrific time getting together a bunch of cartoonists - including Scott Shaw!'
  20. 'You can do the best research, write up the most impressive business plan, throw together a bunch of good writers, editors and managers… and it could still fall around your ears.'
  21. 'We got a bunch of people together and went to the Surrey office and the social worker gave her a check.'
  22. 'the bluesy style that earned him a bunch of '70s hits'
  23. 'Christo started out wrapping boxes, and then he stacked a bunch of oil barrels on a dock in Cologne, Germany.'
  24. 'Pile a bunch of the strips on plates, then pour the sauce on top.'
  25. 'Katrina ordered some ham sandwich that, from the picture, was stacked with a whole bunch of meat.'
  26. 'Instead of the rows of desk chairs, there was a pile of bean bags in one corner and a bunch of air mattresses stacked up against the back wall.'
  27. 'Instead, there's a bunch of stuff that piles up and suddenly overwhelms you.'
  28. 'He's been writing steadily and has accumulated a bunch of fresh songs destined for his sophomore release next year.'
  29. 'I've collected a bunch of sea shells to give to my favorite nephews and I can hardly wait to give it to them.'
  30. 'His name was Bobby Bartles, and he was starting to get noticed, piling up a bunch of wins in clubs all over New York.'
  31. 'As Tom and Casey approach the house they notice a bunch of furniture piled in the yard and guess that the family is getting ready to leave.'
  32. 'I found some site that has collected a bunch of different texts that influenced Robert Anton Wilson.'
A girl's hairstyle in which the hair is tied back into two clumps at the back or on either side of the head.
  1. 'Auburn hair in bunches and spilling down her back, eyes wide but blood red.'
  2. 'For her starring role Hannah was taken to Otley, where she went into make-up to be transformed into a 1960s teenager with a little skirt, hair in bunches and T-bar shoes.'
  3. 'Let's see, imagine a little person, blonde hair in bunches, with dimples and a lisp, under three feet tall.'
  4. 'Erin, Kelli-Ann and Marnie with their long flowing hair, just begging to be arranged into elaborate ponytails, braids and bunches.'
  5. 'Asha created a series of all-over bunches, sprayed white hairpieces a vibrant shade of blue and then added them to the back of the head.'
  6. 'Do not tie your hair up in cutesie bunches and remember flowery skirts are for church.'
  7. 'Instead she got up and walked away, redoing her hair in their bunches either side of her head.'
  8. 'She slicked on some lip balm and a lick of mascara, pulled her hair into two bunches and then she too left the room, ready for a day of hard work.'

verb

Collect or fasten into a compact group.
  1. 'The bureaucratic nature of my landlord's maintenance department is such that I try to bunch jobs together.'
  2. 'To most of us, this is normal, because for most of our lives we have been bunched together with others of the same age.'
  3. 'This comes at a time when a suitable location may have been found to bunch five phone masts together in Kew, stamping out the need to erect up to 15 transmitters at separate sites.'
  4. 'In the early going, Echo Eddie was pinched back in to third as the five-horse field was tightly bunched together in a rush from the gate.'
  5. 'Really, they seem to have just taken a bunch of cases - many of which have been made public before, and bunched them all together in a press announcement.'
  6. 'But that's hard to enforce because orders are often bunched together by brokers.'
  7. 'But not everyone can win when this many films are bunched together.'
  8. 'Flower packers bunched roses in bundles of 20 and wrapped the stem portion in newspaper sheets and the bud portion with tissue paper.'
  9. 'Do you just bunch them together and call them jocks?'
  10. 'There are more than 1,500 passengers going through the international departure where flights are normally bunched together.'
  11. no object 'the bedclothes had bunched up around his waist'
  12. 'My beautiful size 24 petite clothes that I bought from Talbots fit now, although the adorable sarong is still bunching up in the back a little across my hips, but they will all be comfortably wearable in a week or so.'
  13. 'The execution features a black-and-white, knees-down shot of an athlete sitting on the toilet with shorts bunched at his ankles and a roll of toilet paper nearby.'
  14. 'A lean-limbed model posing on a toilet with her American tan tights bunched around her ankles served to show that fashion was still a daring sport, still had its finger on a live wire.'
  15. 'She was now dressed in a white hospital gown that was bunched up on top of her round belly.'
  16. 'She's bunched up my sweater in front of her face and is smelling it, the oddest expression on her face.'
  17. 'I find that if the rear of the cuff is too long, the front bunches up.'
  18. 'The program for the Festival of the Supreme Being called for young ladies to use powder with restraint and to bunch up their skirts in the Roman style.'
  19. 'If blisters are developing on your heel, experiment with different socks to make sure the material isn't bunching up or causing your foot to sweat.'
  20. 'I recommend them because they stay rolled up for storage and they cushion you without bunching or slipping.'
  21. 'The younger Maid was not slower, and the two ran down the deserted hallways, skirts bunching at their knees.'
  22. 'It was strange to have cloth bunched between my knees and the shirt ended a little above my hips.'
  23. 'He was wearing a long robe with a hood that was bunched up around his chest to keep it from dragging on the ground.'
  24. 'Make sure that they mold against your leg properly and that the elastic keeps them from bunching up regularly.'
  25. 'My winter jacket was bunched up about me and the tips of my ears were so cold that I knew I'd have frost bite later.'
  26. 'It folded very thin, reminding her of the giant shawl from Turkey her aunt had, which could be bunched up and could still be threaded through the center of a wedding ring.'
  27. 'Take the premier episode, for example: Larry complains about his pants bunching up, a little piece of ‘nothing’ that Seinfeld viewers would find familiar.'
  28. 'These comforters are considered to be three-season weight and the filling is held in place with the use of sewn in baffles which prevents the silk from moving and bunching.'
  29. 'Because the circuit is generally so slow and twisty, groups of cars tend to bunch up into tight packs and you have to guard against wiping off your nose section on somebody else's rear wheel.'
  30. 'But home-court advantage still is up for grabs, with the Lakers, Kings, Spurs and Mavericks bunched at the top of the conference standings.'
  31. 'There is a group of about 40 men bunched behind the CSC train, a long line of men clinging for dear life, and then little groups strung out here and there behind the pack.'
  32. 'It prevents the screen (especially aluminum) from bunching up in the corner as you press it in place.'
  33. 'Galaxies today are distributed in a three-dimensional cosmic web, bunching along huge filaments that are separated by giant voids.'
  34. 'Earlier this week, dozens of inmates bunched against the exit of the Inmate Reception Center, awaiting their release.'
  35. 'I found Tim Blair, Roger Simon, and Ed Driscoll bunched around a small table near the restrooms.'
  36. 'Jack and Jason slowed their pace as the trickle of people began bunching up.'
  37. 'They bunched at the top of the steps, utterly stopped by the slender woman dressed in mourning, holding the door shut.'
  38. 'But halfway through the first set, the energy in the room suddenly swells, the crowd bunching closer to the stage.'
  39. 'His powerful muscles bunched, tensing up and readying themselves to deliver a payload of suffering and torture.'
  40. 'My muscles bunched up, too, as I lifted myself into the aperture, but I didn't have any fat to bunch up with it.'
  41. 'I felt muscles bunch in a surge of anger and took a deep breath.'
  42. 'His muscles bunched, his blood went thick, his bones seemed to grow, and his skin became solid stone.'
  43. 'Mihra took the left group, with her father and with Shanshi, feeling Jare's muscles bunch and stretch with released energy.'
  44. 'He sat up and stretched, slowly, feeling his sore muscles bunch.'
  45. 'The mountain lion had a tawny coat; beneath, its muscles rippled, bunching and stretching with each step.'
  46. 'He could feel the muscles bunching up under the red hide.'
  47. 'His horse shifted its weight apprehensively, its muscles bunching and smoothing beneath the saddle, causing the leather to creak ever so slightly.'
  48. 'Adian clenched his eyes closed a moment, and she saw his shoulder muscles bunch, felt the pull of her arm, and the death grip they held on each other.'

More definitions

noun

1. a connected group; cluster: a bunch of grapes.

2. a group of things: a bunch of papers.

3. Informal. a group of people: They're a fine bunch of students.

4. a knob; lump; protuberance.

verb (used with object)

5. to group together; make a bunch of.

verb (used without object)

6. to gather into a cluster; gather together.

7. (of fabric or clothing) to gather into folds (often followed by up).

Origin

(bunch)Late Middle English: of unknown origin.

Phrase

the best (or the pick) of the bunch
bunch of fives
thanks a bunch