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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


     A fungus (Ustilago fœtida) which affects the ear of cereals, filling the grains with a fetid dust; -- also called pepperbrand.  [1913 Webster]
buntn. [Cf. Sw. bunt bundle, Dan. bundt, G. bund, E. bundle.].
     The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a furled sail which is at the center of the yard.  Totten.  [1913 Webster]
     A push or shove; a butt;  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
buntv. i. 
     To swell out; as, the sail bunts.  [1913 Webster]
buntv. t. & i. 
  •  To strike or push with the horns or head; to butt; as, the ram bunted the boy.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bat or tap (the ball) slowly within the infield by meeting it with the bat without swinging at it.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


bunt, n. the baggy centre of a fishing-net, sail, etc.

bunt, n. a disease of wheat caused by the fungus Tilletia caries.

bunt, v. & n.
1 tr. & intr. push with the head or horns; butt.
2 tr. US Baseball stop (a ball) with the bat without swinging.
--n. an act of bunting.

19th c.: cf. BUTT(1)



advance, assault, beak, bear, bear upon, bearing, boost, bowl, brush, buck, bull, bulldoze, bump, bump against, butt, butt against, chuck, cram, crowd, dab, dig, drive, driving force, elbow, fillip, flick, flip, flirt, force, forward, goad, graze, head, hurtle, hustle, impel, impulsion, jab, jam, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, motive power, move, nudge, pat, peck, pedal, pick, pile drive, poke, pole, press, pressure, prod, propel, propelling, propelment, propulsion, pulsion, punch, push, pushing, ram, ram down, rap, rattle, roll, row, run, run against, shake, shoulder, shove, shoving, shunt, snap, stress, sweep, sweep along, tamp, tap, thrust, tickle, tip, touch, treadle, troll, trundle, whisk




VB flash on the mind, say what comes uppermost, improvise, extemporize, give an impetus, impel, push, start, give a start to, set going, drive, urge, boom, thrust, prod, foin, cant, elbow, shoulder, jostle, justle, hustle, hurtle, shove, jog, jolt, encounter, run against, bump against, butt against, knock one's head against, run one's head against, impinge, boost, bunt, carom, clip y, fan, fan out, jab, plug, strike, knock, hit, tap, rap, slap, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, blow, bang, slam, dash, punch, thwack, whack, hit hard, strike hard, swap, batter, dowse, baste, pelt, patter, buffet, belabor, fetch one a blow, poke at, pink, lunge, yerk, kick, calcitrate, butt, strike at, whip, come into a collision, enter into collision, collide, sideswipe, foul, fall foul of, run foul of, telescope, throw.

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