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1. To dress oneself or another (typically a child) into heavy winter clothing or outerwear. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bundle" and "up." It's freezing out, so bundle Janie up in her parka, scarf, and boots—and don't forget her hat and gloves! I bundled up in many layers before I went out to shovel the snow.
2. 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 "up." Don't worry, I bundled up the picture frames before packing them in the box.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
bundle (oneself) up (against something)
to wrap oneself up in protective clothing or bedding as protection against the cold. Please bundle yourself up against the frigid wind. Bundle up before you go outside.
bundle someone up (in something)
to wrap someone up in protective clothing or bedding. Bill bundled Billy up in his parka. Bill bundled up Mary in her parka.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To gather or tie something together in a tight package: He bundled up his belongings and left for college. She bundled her manuscript up and sent it to the publisher.
2. To wrap someone snugly in warm clothes or blankets: She bundled up the baby and laid him in the crib. He bundled the kids up and sent them out to play in the snow.
3. To dress snugly in warm clothes or blankets: I bundled up and went outside.
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.