From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbunchbunch1 /bʌntʃ/ ●●● S2 noun 1 group of things [countable]GROUP OF THINGS a group of things that are fastened, held, or growing togetherbunch of I’ll send her a bunch of flowers. He had a bunch of keys on his belt. a bunch of grapes► see thesaurus at group2 group of people [singular] informalGROUP OF PEOPLE a group of people The ancient Egyptians were a clever bunch.bunch of a friendly bunch of people3 → the best/pick of the bunch4 large amount [singular] American English informalLOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNT a large number of people or things, or a large amount of somethingbunch of There’s a whole bunch of places I want to visit.5 → bunches → thanks a bunch at thanks1COLLOCATIONSphrasesa bunch of flowers/roses/daffodils etcI picked a bunch of flowers from the garden.a bunch of keysA bunch of keys dangled from his belt.a bunch of grapesShe served the cheese with a bunch of black grapes.a bunch of bananasBunches of bananas hung in the trees.a bunch of herbs/parsley/thyme etcYou might like to add a bunch of fresh herbs to the stock.
Examples from the Corpusbunch• bunches of fresh grapes• I bought a kilo of apples and a bunch of grapes.• Our image as a bunch of bumpkins who roll over for anything that comes down the pike?• I need to apply for a bunch of these jobs.• We have a bunch of cheese.• Years ago, I roasted eight chickens and invited a bunch of people, including Julia Child, to taste them.• Has anyone seen a bunch of keys?• Tammy Bruce was censured by the feminist elite for saying she did not want to deal with a bunch of black women.• Another change for the better is that the secretary-general is now equipped with a bunch of good military advisers.• The parents who brought their girls to the Taliaferro bus stop in the morning were a cheery bunch.• Reporters are generally a cynical bunch.• He handed her a huge bunch of roses.• Joe worshipped her and piled bunches of flowers on her lap.• This wine is the best of the bunch.bunch of grapes• His mouth was opened wide as if awaiting a bunch of grapes.• Where would I find a bunch of grapes? 4.• There were peaches, and bunches of grapes, entwined with leaves of varying shades and textures.• The corn was already ripening and the vines in full leaf, with bunches of grapes hanging thickly.whole bunch• Since the word got out on Prehistoric I've seen a whole bunch of scripts.• There was a whole bunch of yelling on the radios.• A whole bunch of early singles tracks, performed with gusto in front of a worshipping crowd.• A whole bunch of people on Treasure Island said it.• Soon the whole bunch was swallowed up in the little road, which made a sharp bend at that eastern point.• But he was so strong he might have taken the whole bunch of us.• The whole bunch were looking more and more like liabilities.• Behind him on the wall there's this whole bunch of oils.bunchbunch2 (also bunch together, bunch up) verb 1 [intransitive, transitive]NEAR to stay close together in a group, or to make people do this The children bunched together in small groups. John stopped, forcing the rest of the group to bunch up behind him.2 [intransitive, transitive]FIGHT to make part of your body tight, or to become tight like this Sean bunched his fists.3 [intransitive, transitive]PULL to pull material together tightly in folds She bunched the cloth up and threw it away.4 [transitive]HOLD to hold or tie things together in a bunch→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusbunch• But bunched and shared, they prove valuable to all.• The shorts were bunched at the waist.• Some rivers contained masses of broken bridges, black knots of steel bunched grotesquely at the level of the water.• You, with your midair dread, blindly bunched into that swinging house you call a home.• He bunched it and pulled at it, finally he pleated it between his knuckles, before letting it fall back.• The soldiers bunched the prisoners together.• The nuclear membrane has broken down and the condensed chromosomes lie bunched together in the cytoplasm.• The animals were bunched up along the river.• Her white sweatshirt is bunched up and tucked in at the small of her back, so her rear is exposed.• She bunched up the guilty hand that had slapped Becky and put it under her pillow.