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

  

bulk

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verb
BrE BrE//bʌlk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bʌlk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bulk
BrE BrE//bʌlk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bʌlk//
 
he / she / it bulks
BrE BrE//bʌlks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bʌlks//
 
past simple bulked
BrE BrE//bʌlkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bʌlkt//
 
past participle bulked
BrE BrE//bʌlkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bʌlkt//
 
-ing form bulking
BrE BrE//ˈbʌlkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌlkɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Middle English: the senses ‘cargo as a whole’ and ‘heap, large quantity’ (the earliest recorded) are probably from Old Norse búlki ‘cargo’; other senses arose perhaps by alteration of obsolete bouk ‘belly, body’.Idioms (British English, formal) to be the most important part of something The issue is likely to bulk large at the next summit meeting. Phrasal Verbsbulk out something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bulk

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