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bulk

bulk

 
 
pronunciation:
buhlk
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
in bulk
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: large size or volume.
The crate's bulk made it hard to move.
synonyms:
largeness
similar words:
amplitude, bigness, dimensions, immensity, magnitude, mass, proportions, size, volume
definition 2: the larger portion of something; most.
She finished the bulk of her work before midnight.
synonyms:
majority, mass
similar words:
body, lion's share, most, preponderance
definition 3: food, such as cellulose or dietary fiber, that aids digestion.
You should get more bulk in your diet by eating vegetables and whole grains.
synonyms:
fiber, roughage
similar words:
bran, cellulose, light
definition 4: goods or cargo not packaged in small units.
similar words:
goods, merchandise, quantity, volume, wares
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phrase: in bulk
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bulked, bulking, bulks
definition 1: to be or seem to be large or important.
The possibility of war bulks large in our thoughts.
similar words:
hulk, loom, tower, weigh
definition 2: to grow larger or become more important.
similar words:
enlarge, expand, grow, increase, thicken, wax, widen
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to become larger or more massive.
similar words:
enlarge, expand, grow, increase, thicken, widen
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