Bulk - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bĘŚlk|  American pronunciation of the word bulk
Brit.  |bĘŚlk|  British pronunciation of the word bulk

noun

- the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part(syn: majority)
- the property of something that is great in magnitude(syn: mass, volume)
- the property possessed by a large mass

verb

- stick out or up
- cause to bulge or swell outwards (syn: bulge)

Examples

We spent the bulk of the summer at the beach.

Farming makes up the bulk of the country's economy.

The great bulk of these people are extremely poor.

Despite his bulk, he's a very fast runner.

They sent bulk shipments of food to the country.

The bulk of his materials generally overwhelms him.

The question of replacing the director bulks large with the committee.

The Customs are not to blame for the bulking of Indian tea.

It is cheaper to buy it in bulk.

The bulk of the goods of this company is intended for export.

The bulk of the goods is transported by rail and ships.

The bulk of the debt was paid.

The dough will rise until it is double in bulk.

the great bulk of a building

the bulk of the work is finished

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: bulk
he/she/it: bulks
present participle: bulking
past tense: bulked
past participle: bulked
noun
singular: bulk
plural: bulks
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