bulk

bulk1 [ bʌlk ] noun **
count usually singular something that is very large, wide, and solid:
She heaved her formidable bulk off the frail chair.
We looked up at the great dark bulk of the cathedral.
a. uncount the fact of being large:
Despite its bulk and weight, the Mercedes handles like a small car.
the bulk of something
the majority or largest part of something:
Women still undertake the bulk of domestic work in the home.
in bulk
bought or sold in large quantities:
large companies that buy and sell in bulk
bulk
bulk 2 [ bʌlk ] adjective only before noun
relating to the sale, production, or transportation of goods in large quantities:
a producer of bulk agricultural chemicals
bulk order: a bulk order for 100 Christmas trees
bulk buying/purchasing/selling etc.: Co-op members get the price benefit of bulk buying.
bulk
bulk 3 [ bʌlk ] verb
,bulk `out phrasal verb transitive
to add something to something else to make it bigger or more satisfactory:
You can always bulk out a meal with bread or rice.
,bulk `up phrasal verb intransitive
to become bigger and heavier:
After bulking up for his last movie role, he's now down to a slim 75 kilos.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • bulk|y — «BUHL kee», adjective, bulk|i|er, bulk|i|est. 1. taking up much space; large: »Bulky shipments are often sent in freight cars. SYNONYM(S …   Useful english dictionary

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