- (bed)Example sentences
- Some of the crew went off-shift, stringing up hybrid bunks and hammocks belowdecks, the others continued working.
- Inside it's designed as the cabin of a ship: the bunks used to be hammocks and, even when they changed to something more solid, they were famous for having three tiers.
- Few pirates were in there, snoozing deeply in their bunks or hammocks.
- uncountable [colloquial] (nonsense)bobadas (feminine plural) [colloquial]Example sentences
- We like to believe that history is bunk because we don't like being bound by it.
- That he believes his own bunk is the best joke of all.
- Certainly there is as much bunk out there that needs to be unmasked as nonsense or lies.
noun(British English) [colloquial]
- to do a bunklargarse [colloquial]salir por piernas [slang]picárselas (River Plate area) [colloquial]Example sentences
- The rules say you can work in pairs in the evenings after 8 p.m. so if you get into trouble, one of you can run interference while your oppo does a bunk to safety.
- Many of them had to do a bunk as the Nazis became more powerful and they ended up in Hollywood.
- She came to Britain in 1795 to meet her future husband (later George IV) who took one look, did a bunk and ordered a large brandy.
- → skive off 1 2, → skive off 1
- It is just really to keep a high profile in case pupils who do not want to go to school think it's all gone quiet so they can bunk off again.
- About 50,000 children in England bunk off school each day, despite the fact that millions of pounds have been spent on initiatives including town-centre truancy sweeps.
- He was always trying to encourage me to bunk off and go hang out in the caff at the park, but I being the goody-goody that I was always refused convinced I'd get caught.
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