bunk

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bunk1 /bʌŋk/USA pronunciation   n. 
    [countable]
  1. Furniturea bed built into the wall, as on a ship, with one on top of another.

v. 
  1. Informal Terms to occupy a bunk or bed:[no object]bunked together in the Navy.
  2. Informal Terms to provide with a place to sleep:[+ object][They bunked us in cots.]

bunk2 /bʌŋk/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable] Informal.
  1. Informal Termsnonsense:[I can't believe your story* it sounds like a lot of bunk.]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bunk1  (bungk),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Furniturea built-in platform bed, as on a ship.
  2. Informal Termsany bed.
  3. a cabin used for sleeping quarters, as in a summer camp;
    bunkhouse.
  4. Animal Husbandrya trough for feeding cattle.

v.i. 
  1. Informal Termsto occupy a bunk or any sleeping quarters:Joe and Bill bunked together at camp.

v.t. 
  1. to provide with a place to sleep.
  • back formation from bunker 1750–60

bunk2  (bungk),USA pronunciation n. [Informal.]
  1. Informal Termshumbug;
    nonsense.
  • short for bunkum 1895–1900, American.
    baloney, rot, hogwash, applesauce, bull, hooey.

bunk3  (bungk),USA pronunciation v.i., v.t. 
  1. to bump.
  • perh. expressive alteration of bump

bunk4  (bungk),USA pronunciation [Brit. Slang.]
v.t. 
  1. British Termsto absent oneself from:to bunk a history class.

v.i. 
  1. British Termsto run off or away;
    flee.

n. 
  1. British Terms, Idiomsdo a bunk, to leave hastily, esp. under suspicious circumstances;
    run away.
  • perh. special use of bunk1 1865–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bunk /bʌŋk/ n
  1. a narrow shelflike bed fixed along a wall
  2. short for bunk bed
  3. informal any place where one sleeps
vb
  1. (intransitive) often followed by down: to prepare to sleep: he bunked down on the floor
  2. (intransitive) to occupy a bunk or bed
Etymology: 19th Century: probably short for bunker
bunk /bʌŋk/ n
  1. informal
    short for bunkum
bunk /bʌŋk/ Brit slang n
  1. a hurried departure, usually under suspicious circumstances (esp in the phrase do a bunk)
vb
  1. (usually followed by off) to play truant from (school, work, etc)
Etymology: 19th Century: perhaps from bunk1 (in the sense: to occupy a bunk, hence a hurried departure, as on a ship)
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