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a built-in platform bed, as on a ship.
Informal. any bed.
a cabin used for sleeping quarters, as in a summer camp; bunkhouse.
a trough for feeding cattle.
Informal. to occupy a bunk or any sleeping quarters:
Joe and Bill bunked together at camp.
to provide with a place to sleep.
to bump.
to absent oneself from:
to bunk a history class.
to run off or away; flee.
do a bunk, to leave hastily, especially under suspicious circumstances; run away.
Historical Examples

The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour
Langford of the Three Bars Kate Boyles
The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair James Otis
Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O’Neil
Let’em Breathe Space Lester del Rey
West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
Historic Highways of America (Vol. 9) Archer Butler Hulbert
A New Sensation Albert Ross

a narrow shelflike bed fixed along a wall
short for bunk bed
(informal) any place where one sleeps
(intransitive) often foll by down. to prepare to sleep: he bunked down on the floor
(intransitive) to occupy a bunk or bed
(transitive) to provide with a bunk or bed
(informal) short for bunkum (sense 1)
a hurried departure, usually under suspicious circumstances (esp in the phrase do a bunk)
(usually foll by off) to play truant from (school, work, etc)

MR. WALKER, of North Carolina, rose then to address the Committee on the question [of Missouri statehood]; but the question was called for so clamorously and so perseveringly that Mr. W. could proceed no farther than to move that the committee rise. [Annals of Congress, House of Representatives, 16th Congress, 1st Session, p. 1539]



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