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

     

    bus

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bʌs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bus
    BrE BrE//bʌs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌs//
     
    he / she / it buses
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌsɪz//
     
    he / she / it busses
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌsɪz//
     
    past simple bused
    BrE BrE//bʌst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌst//
     
    past participle bused
    BrE BrE//bʌst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌst//
     
    past simple bussed
    BrE BrE//bʌst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌst//
     
    past participle bussed
    BrE BrE//bʌst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌst//
     
    -ing form busing
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌsɪŋ//
     
    -ing form bussing
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌsɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1bus somebody (from/to…) to transport somebody by bus We were bussed from the airport to our hotel.
  2. 2bus somebody (in the US) to transport young people by bus to another area so that students of different races can be educated together
  3. 3bus something (North American English) to take the dirty plates, etc. off the tables in a restaurant, as a job He buses tables to help finance his tuition.
  4. Word Origin early 19th cent.: shortening of omnibus.
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