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Noun: bunk  búngk
  1. A long trough for feeding cattle
    - feed bunk
     
  2. A bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
    - berth, built in bed
     
  3. A rough bed (as at a campsite)
     
  4. (informal) statements or beliefs that are untrue or make no sense
    - bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, hogwash, nonsense, junk, jive [N. Amer], rhubarb [Brit], flapdoodle [N. Amer], folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery [archaic], trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop [Brit], falderal
     
  5. Something that makes no sense; words with no meaning
    - nonsense, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum
     
  6. Beds built one above the other
    - bunk bed
Verb: bunk  búngk
  1. Avoid paying
    "bunk the subway fare";
    - beat
     
  2. Provide with a bunk
    "We bunked the children upstairs"
     
  3. Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    "If you see this man, bunk!";
    - scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam [N. Amer], run away, hightail it, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away, leg it [Brit]
     
  4. [Brit] Play truant from work or school
    "The boy often bunks off";
    - bunk off [Brit], play hooky [N. Amer], skive, mitch [Ireland], truant, wag [Austral, NZ], play truant

Derived forms: bunks, bunked, bunking

Type of: bed, cheat, chisel, content, cut, drivel, garbage, go away, go forth, leave, manger, message, rip off, skip, subject matter, substance, trough

Encyclopedia: Bunk