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bunch
British English: /bʌn(t)ʃ/
American English: /bən(t)ʃ/

Translation of bunch in French:

noun

  • 1
    [informal]
    (of people)
    [pejorative]
    bande (f)
    a bunch of friends
    un groupe d'amis
    a bunch of idiots
    une bande d'imbéciles
    a mixed bunch
    un groupe hétéroclite
    a great bunch
    des gens sympas (informal)
  • 3 (of vegetables)
    (of bananas) régime (m)
    to tie [something] in a bunch
    attacher [quelque chose] en botte (onions, carrots, radishes)
  • 4 (of objects) (plucked, on a hat) a bunch of feathers
    une touffe de plumes
    (a handful) a bunch of feathers
    une poignée de plumes
    a bunch of keys a bunch of wires
    un faisceau de fils
    a bunch of twigs
    un fagot de brindilles
  • 5
    [informal]
    (lot) a whole bunch of things
    tout un tas (informal) de choses
    the best ou pick of the bunch
    le meilleur du lot
  • 6 (British English) (of hair) to wear one's hair in bunches
    porter des couettes

transitive verb

  • 1 (put in bunches)
    mettre [quelque chose] en bottes (vegetables)
    mettre [quelque chose] en bouquets (flowers)
  • 2 (Aviation, Transport)
    faire partir [quelque chose] à la queue leu leu (aircraft, buses)

intransitive verb

  • (fabric, skirt)
    faire des plis, plisser

also: bunched past participle adjective

  • (skirt)
    ramassé
    (people)
    entassé
    (buses)
    à la queue leu leu

Phrasal verbs

bunch together

(people)
s'entasser
to be all bunched together
être entassés

bunch up

1 bunch up
(people)
s'entasser
(garment)
se ramasser
2 bunch up [something], bunch [something] up
plisser (fabric, garment)
to stay bunched up
(runners)
rester groupés

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