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Definition of bus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. buses, busses)
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  1. 1a large road vehicle that carries passengers, especially one that travels along a fixed route and stops regularly to let people get on and off Shall we walk or go by bus? A regular bus service connects the train station with the town center. a bus company/driver a school bus see also bus lane, bus shelter, bus station, bus stop, minibus
  2. 2(computing) a set of wires that carries information from one part of a computer system to another
  3. Idioms
    throw somebody under the bus (informal)
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    to blame someone unfairly or hurt them emotionally She really threw him under the bus by suggesting that he had stolen the information.
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