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English definition of “bunk”

bunk

noun uk   /bʌŋk/ us  

bunk noun (BED)

[C] a narrow bed that is attached to a wall, especially in a boat or a trainBeds and parts of beds [C often plural] (also bunk bed) one of two beds attached together, one on top of the other: The twins sleep in bunk beds. Can I sleep in the top bunk?Beds and parts of beds

bunk noun (NONSENSE)

[U] old-fashioned informal (also bunkum,   /ˈbʌŋ.kəm/   ) complete nonsense or something that is not true: Most economists think his theories are sheer bunk.Nonsense

bunk noun (FOR FUEL)

Indian English [C] → petrol bunk

bunk noun (LEAVE)

do a bunk UK old-fashioned slang to leave suddenly and unexpectedly: They'd done a bunk without paying the rent.Running away and escaping
(Definition of bunk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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