Meaning of do a bunk in English:

do a bunk

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  • Make a hurried or furtive departure or escape.

    • ‘The rules say you can work in pairs in the evenings after 8 p.m. so if you get into trouble, one of you can run interference while your oppo does a bunk to safety.’
    • ‘Many of them had to do a bunk as the Nazis became more powerful and they ended up in Hollywood.’
    • ‘She came to Britain in 1795 to meet her future husband (later George IV) who took one look, did a bunk and ordered a large brandy.’
    • ‘Peter Chapman remembers: ‘He put two of them in hospital - the other one did a bunk.’’
    • ‘Kahlil's stepfather, the man she did a bunk with, never seems to have warmed to the boy.’
    • ‘He revealed details of the blackmail to churchwardens and members of the parochial church council and told them he was gay, before doing a bunk on police advice.’
    • ‘Fans of Twins Peaks may remember an episode where James Hurley and Donna Heywood meet at the Roadhouse before doing a bunk as things at home develop into a higher state of bedlam.’
    • ‘The English agent even had the cheek to send an e-mail saying he was doing a bunk and planned to emigrate to Italy.’
    • ‘The boss came out, said there was a police officer inside, and urged me to do a bunk or get prison.’
    • ‘He did a bunk in mid-December (just before an ICAC inquiry into the controversial Orange Grove affair resumed) and hasn't been seen or heard from since.’
    run off, run away, make off, take off, take to one's heels, run for it, make a run for it, make a break for it, bolt, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, head for the hills, do a disappearing act
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