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bundle off

1. To wrap something up tightly before moving or sending it to another person or place. A noun can be used between "bundle" and "off." Don't worry, I bundled off the picture frames before packing them in the box.
2. To leave a place hastily. A noun can be used between "bundle" and "off." A: "I didn't see Alice this morning. B: "Oh, she bundled off because she was running late."
3. To send someone somewhere, usually hastily. A noun can be used between "bundle" and "off." Unfortunately, I had to bundle my wailing son off to my sister so that I wouldn't miss my flight.
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bundle someone off (to some place)

Fig. to send someone, usually a child, somewhere. Robert bundled the children off to school. They bundled off the kids and were able to relax.
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bundle something off (to someone or some place)

to send something off in a bundle to someone. He bundled his laundry off to his mother, who would wash it for him. Mary bundled off the package to her brother.
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bundle off

to leave in a hurry; to take all one's parcels or baggage and leave in a hurry. She got ready and bundled off after her bus. Her arms full, Lily bundled off in a rush.
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bundle off

v.
1. To send something somewhere or to someone in a tightly wrapped package: Bundle off those boxes of books for storage in the attic. I bundled my laundry off to the cleaners.
2. To send someone to some place, especially in a hurry or without his or her consent: She bundled the kids off to their grandparents' house for the holiday.
3. bundle off to To depart for some place: I bundled off to catch my flight.
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In another picture, police could be seen on the tarmac, apparently bundling off one of the hijackers.
Blunt scissors and bundling, she's bundling off to the park to sit and cut newsprint into flat, jagged dolls.