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

 

bunker

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋkər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bunker
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋkər//
 
he / she / it bunkers
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋkəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋkərz//
 
past simple bunkered
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋkəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋkərd//
 
past participle bunkered
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋkəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋkərd//
 
-ing form bunkering
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋkərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋkərɪŋ//
 
 
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be bunkered (in golf) to have hit your ball into a bunker (and therefore to be in a difficult position) Word Origin mid 16th cent. (originally Scots, denoting a seat or bench): perhaps related to bunk ‘narrow bed’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bunker