bundle off(redirected from bundling off)
1. To wrap something up tightly before moving or sending it to another person or place. A noun or pronoun 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 or pronoun 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 or pronoun 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.
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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.