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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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Over the last few months, shopping binges have developed as investors cull through the last of these bulk pickings.
A proper bulk bag discharger can remove all but a dust coating on the interior of the bulk bag, minimizing material waste.
Companies often found it too difficult to sublet a portion of their large bulk space at the beginning of the recession, trying instead to ride it out.
Noncontacting ultrasonic level measurement systems for solids and liquids to 200 ft; process sensors for process and machinery monitoring; dry solids flowmeters for inline weighing of free-flowing, dry bulk materials conveyed in pipes and chutes; conveyor belt scales for weighing material on converyors; and motion sensors for monitoring and protecting rotating and reciprocating equipment.
In recent months, Carlton also completed bulk sale and re-offer assignments totalling more than $2 million for such properties as 345 East 56th Street and 320 West 76th Street, both luxury doorman buildings in Manhattan.
Vibro-Action hopper design discharge of non-easy-flowing bulk solids.
In general, within the regular R6, R7, R8, R9 and R10 zones, the waterfront bulk regulations would reduce residential building height on the larger parcels by as much as 40 percent.
Dynatrol level switch for high- or low-point level detection of powders, granules, pellets, bulk solids, etc.
If a building permit ("B/P") is issued and a building foundation is completed thereunder prior to the adoption of a zoning regulation which prohibits or interferes with the contemplated building use or bulk, then such building would be shielded against the adverse zoning restriction, provided that the building receives a certificate of occupancy ("C/O") not more than two years after the effective date of the adverse zoning restriction.
With growing usage of long-fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFRTs), it is becoming easier to obtain them in bulk truckloads.