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a lot of bunk

Nonsense or insincerity. Bunk is an abbreviation of the Americanism "bunkum," meaning insincere, empty talk, or disingenuous political talk meant merely to please a target audience. Primarily heard in US. In my opinion, most of what a politician promises during a campaign is just a lot of bunk.
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a load of bunk

Nonsense or insincerity. Bunk is an abbreviation of the Americanism "bunkum," meaning insincere, empty talk, or disingenuous political talk meant merely to please a target audience. Primarily heard in US. The plumber said it would cost $800 to fix the toilet? What a load of bunk!
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do a bunk

To flee, leave hurriedly, or abscond, especially under illegal or suspicious circumstances. Primarily heard in UK. We did a bunk as soon as we heard the police sirens.
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bunk (something)

To absent oneself or leave early from something (usually school or work) when one would normally be required to be there; to play truant. Primarily heard in UK. I was so restless and bored at work that I decided to just bunk it after lunch without telling anyone. Hey, Jim and I are planning on bunking from school on Friday, do you want to come with us? That's the last time you bunk class, mister! From now on, I'm dropping you to school every morning!
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bunk off

To absent oneself or leave early from school or work when one would normally be required to be there; to play truant. Primarily heard in UK. I was so restless and bored at work that I decided to just bunk off after lunch without telling anyone. Hey, Jim and I are planning on bunking off from school on Friday, do you want to come with us? That's the last time you bunk off class, mister! From now on, I'm dropping you off to school every morning!
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bunked

Very intoxicated. Do you remember last night at all? You were bunked!
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bunk down (for the night)

To go to bed. It's time for the kids to bunk down for the night. Janet was so tired after her trip that she bunked down as soon as she got home.
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bunk (up) together

To share a room, bed, or other sleeping space with another person. You two will need to bunk together because we weren't able to reserve enough hotel rooms for everyone. I'll never forget the motley crew I bunked up together with at camp that summer.
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bunk (up) with (someone)

To share a room, bed, or other sleeping space with another person. You will need to bunk up with your sister because we weren't able to reserve enough hotel rooms for everyone. They became my best friends after I bunked with them at camp.
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bunk down (for the night)

to bed down for the night; to go to bed. Where are you going to bunk down for the night? I'm tired and ready to bunk down.
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bunk (up) together

[for two or more people] to share a bed, a bedroom, or a tent. Shall we bunk together? My tent is big and you can bunk up with me.
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bunk (up) with someone

to share a bed, a bedroom, or a tent with someone. Are you going to bunk up with Fred? I'll bunk with Todd.
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do a bunk

make a hurried and furtive departure. British informal
2004 Scotland on Sunday There were rumours after Nessy left. She'd done a bunk with the provy money. She'd gone away with another man.
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do a ˈbunk

(British English, informal) leave a place quickly without telling anyone: I heard Jimmy did a bunk with all their money!
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bunk up

v.
To share a bed or sleeping accommodations, especially temporarily: Before they moved to a bigger house, she had to bunk up with her sister. The campers would bunk up together if it got too cold.
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bunked

mod. drunk. That’s enough. You’re bunked.
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