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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.
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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.
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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.
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in bulk

1. Unpackaged; loose.
2. In large numbers, amounts, or volume.
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