bun|dle1 [ `bʌndl ] noun count *
1. ) a group of things that have been tied together, especially so that you can carry them easily:
The women carried heavy bundles on their backs.
bundle of: a bundle of clean clothes
bundles of firewood
2. ) a group of things that are sold or offered as a set:
a software bundle that comes with new computers
bundle of: The governor is introducing a bundle of measures to help single parents.
3. ) something that is wrapped in something soft such as a BLANKET so that you cannot see its real shape
be a bundle of something INFORMAL
used for emphasizing that someone has a lot of a particular quality:
Susan is a bundle of energy.
a bundle of nerves (=very nervous): Rosie was a bundle of nerves at the interview.
be a bundle of fun/laughs INFORMAL
to be very enjoyable or funny. This phrase often shows that you really think someone or something is not enjoyable or funny:
You haven't exactly been a bundle of fun today.
a bundle INFORMAL
a lot of money:
A new paint job will cost you a bundle.
bun|dle 2 [ `bʌndl ] verb *
1. ) transitive to make someone go to a particular place by pushing them in a rough way:
bundle someone into/out of/through etc. something: He was quickly bundled into a police car.
They blindfolded him and bundled him through the door.
a ) intransitive or transitive to go somewhere quickly with other people, or to make people do this:
Tourists bundled into the waiting buses.
2. ) bundle or bundle up transitive to put things into groups and wrap or tie them together:
Their clothes were bundled into plastic bags.
a ) to put two things together so that they can be sold or offered as a single product
,bundle `off phrasal verb transitive
to make someone go somewhere, especially in order to get rid of them:
He was bundled off to boarding school when he was ten years old.
,bundle `up phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive or transitive to put warm clothes on yourself or someone else, or wrap someone in something warm:
You'll have to bundle up, it's cold outside.
2. ) transitive:
She bundled up her belongings and put them in a bag.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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