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bunk

noun uk   us   /bʌŋk/

bunk noun (BED)

[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? [C] a narrow bed that is attached to a wall, especially in a boat or a train

bunk noun (NONSENSE)

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

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.
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