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bulk bill

To charge the costs of a patient's care by a general practitioner, hospital, or other health service provider to Medicare, the Australian government's universal health insurance system. Primarily heard in Australia. Recent legislation is aimed at introducing a mandatory co-pay for all services bulk billed by GPs and hospitals.
See also: bill, bulk

bulk billing

The practice of charging the costs of a patient's care by a general practitioner, hospital, or other health service provider to Medicare, the Australian government's universal health insurance system. Primarily heard in Australia. Recent legislation is aimed at introducing a mandatory co-pay for all bulk billing by GPs and hospitals.
See also: billing, bulk

bulk up

To boost in size or strength. Most of the wrestlers are bulking up for the weigh-in on Thursday. That country seems to be bulking up their military presence in the region.
See also: bulk, up

in bulk

1. In large quantities. When you have eight kids, it makes the most sense to buy stuff in bulk.
2. Of an item or product, available for purchase loose and without packaging. I bought candy in bulk for the centerpieces at the party.
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in bulk

in large quantities or amounts, rather than smaller, more convenient quantities or amounts. Jane always bought office supplies in bulk to save money. Dave purchased cereal in bulk because his family used so much of it.
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in bulk

1. Unpackaged, loose, as in It's cheaper to buy rice in bulk. [Late 1600s]
2. In large amounts or volume, as in The ship was carrying wheat in bulk. [Mid-1700s]
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bulk up

or bulk out
v.
1. To increase in size or weight: The weightlifters are exercising in order to bulk out.
2. To cause someone or something to increase in size, weight, or degree: I hope all the food I'm eating doesn't bulk me out too much. All of the new employees have bulked out the company's payroll.
See also: bulk, up

in bulk

1. Unpackaged; loose.
2. In large numbers, amounts, or volume.
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Many bulk bags are packaged with an inner liner for purity and safety, so a bulk bag unloader with bag liner tensioning control is needed.
The transaction, through which Star Bulk acquires 15 dry bulk carrier vessels as well as contracts for the construction of 26 dry bulk vessels, establishes the biggest US listed dry bulk company, boasting a fully delivered fleet of 69 vessels and significant commercial presence, the company has said.
Other displays can show off fun packaging such as bulk chocolate in Chinese restaurant type take-out containers or packing coffee-related bulk chocolates (like chocolate-covered espresso beans) in coffee bags.
Supplies a range of level sensors for bulk solid and liquid materials, as well as aerator pads.
For most towel and tissue grades, softness, absorbency, and bulk are developed in the sheet by creping after the sheet is dried on a Yankee dryer, sometimes followed by further off-machine embossing and combining of several plies.
Co-op boards often over-value the co-op's bulk units and do not allow a market rate of interest to purchasers of the building underlying mortgage.
The withholding continues until the seller can provide tax clearance documentation or, in some state, until the expiration of a specific period (usually 60 or 90 days) after a bulk sale notification is made.
17 June 2014 - Greek dry bulk shipper Star Bulk Carriers Corp (NASDAQ:SBLK) said it had agreed to acquire Marshall Islands-incorporated dry bulk carrier vessel operators Oceanbulk Shipping LLC and Oceanbulk Carriers LLC from affiliates of US Oaktree Capital Management LP and Petros Pappas and certain members of his family.
A recent study conducted by the Bulk Is Green Council confirms what the Little Rock, Ark.-based advocacy group is seeking to advance with consumers: that retail prices of bulk foods vs.
PortoVeyor bulk bag unloaders are said to provide efficient pneumatic transfer of material from bulk bags into process.
Low-pressure, medium-density, fluidizing pneumatic conveying system transports from bulk unloading, sacks (emptied by automatic sack splitter Model J11), or from bulk storage.
A higher-bulk grade is advised, however, for lower-gloss matte-finished or lightly calendered paper grades because of its positive impact on sheet bulk, stiffness and opacity.
The zoning regulations themselves are generally grouped into two categories: "use" regulations, governing the types of uses permitted in certain defined areas; and "area" or "bulk" regulations, which govern the types and sizes of structures permitted on properties within a particular zoning district.
[USPRwire, Fri May 24 2019] The expanding database of Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE) has been recently updated by the addition of a new study which is titled as " Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) Market Assessment Covering Growth Factors and Upcoming Trends (2018-2028)".
Summary: The global bulk bags market is expected to be valued at US$ 4,068.9 million in 2018.