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Meaning & Definition of Bunk in English

English

Bunk

/bəŋk/

noun

1. A long trough for feeding cattle

    synonym:
  • bunk
  • ,
  • feed bunk

2. A bed on a ship or train

  • Usually in tiers
    synonym:
  • berth
  • ,
  • bunk
  • ,
  • built in bed

3. A rough bed (as at a campsite)

    synonym:
  • bunk

4. Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

    synonym:
  • bunk
  • ,
  • bunkum
  • ,
  • buncombe
  • ,
  • guff
  • ,
  • rot
  • ,
  • hogwash

5. A message that seems to convey no meaning

    synonym:
  • nonsense
  • ,
  • bunk
  • ,
  • nonsensicality
  • ,
  • meaninglessness
  • ,
  • hokum

6. Beds built one above the other

    synonym:
  • bunk bed
  • ,
  • bunk

verb

1. Avoid paying

  • "Beat the subway fare"
    synonym:
  • beat
  • ,
  • bunk

2. Provide with a bunk

  • "We bunked the children upstairs"
    synonym:
  • bunk

3. Flee

  • Take to one's heels
  • Cut and run
  • "If you see this man, run!"
  • "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
    synonym:
  • scat
  • ,
  • run
  • ,
  • scarper
  • ,
  • turn tail
  • ,
  • lam
  • ,
  • run away
  • ,
  • hightail it
  • ,
  • bunk
  • ,
  • head for the hills
  • ,
  • take to the woods
  • ,
  • escape
  • ,
  • fly the coop
  • ,
  • break away