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Definition of bunt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bunt

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bʌnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bʌnt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bunt
BrE BrE//bʌnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bʌnt//
 
he / she / it bunts
BrE BrE//bʌnts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bʌnts//
 
past simple bunted
BrE BrE//ˈbʌntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌntɪd//
 
past participle bunted
BrE BrE//ˈbʌntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌntɪd//
 
-ing form bunting
BrE BrE//ˈbʌntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌntɪŋ//
 
Baseball
 
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[transitive, intransitive] bunt (something) (North American English) (in baseball) to deliberately hit the ball only a short distance See related entries: Baseball Word Origin mid 18th cent.: probably related to the noun butt ‘a push or blow’ (the original sense).

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