bundling


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

bundling \bundling\ n.
   1. a former custom, especially in New England, in which
      unmarried couples occupied the same bed without
      undressing, especially during courtship. See bundle[2],
      v. i.
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   2. the act of binding something into a bundle.
      [WordNet 1.5]

   3. the act of shoving hastily; as, she complained about
      bundling the children off to school.
      [WordNet 1.5]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bundle \Bun"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bundled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Bundling.]
   1. To tie or bind in a bundle or roll.
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   2. To send off abruptly or without ceremony.
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            They unmercifully bundled me and my gallant second
            into our own hackney coach.           --T. Hook.
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   3. to sell together as a single item at one inclusive price;
      -- usually done for related products which work or are
      used together.
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   To bundle off, to send off in a hurry, or without ceremony;
      as, the working mothers bundle their children off to
      school and then try to get themselves to work on time.

   To bundle one's self up, to wrap one's self up warmly or
      cumbrously.
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