trunk


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01. The car has a really large [trunk]. We put three boys' hockey gear in it.
02. Adult elephants commonly punish younger elephants with a slap from their [trunk].
03. In Zimbabwe, there is a hollowed-out [trunk] of a huge baobab tree which actually serves as a bus-stop shelter.
04. Our cat likes to scratch the [trunk] of the tree in front of our house.
05. The dead body of a leading politician kidnapped just days ago has been found in the [trunk] of a car.
06. An elephant can use its [trunk] to lift objects as heavy as 275 kilograms or as small as a coin.
07. We loaded all the [trunks] onto the train and then found ourselves seats.
08. Your [trunk] is too heavy. Unless you take some stuff out and put it in your knapsack, you'll have to pay extra.
09. You'll have to put that stuff in the back seat of the car because the [trunk] is already full.
10. There is a spare tire in the [trunk].
11. The elephant picked the man up with his [trunk].
12. The little elephant was using its [trunk] to hold on to its mother's tail.
13. The elephant pushed against the [trunk] of the tree until it fell over.
14. While we were on our hike, we found an enormous tree that had a [trunk] that was about 200 feet around.
15. The bomb is believed to have been hidden in a large [trunk] in the luggage compartment of the train.
16. Sophie's [trunk] is already packed full of clothes. We'll need another one for her school books.
17. There is a [trunk] in the basement full of old clothes and stuff that we should get rid of.
18. The magician climbed into a [trunk], but when it was opened a moment later, he had disappeared.
19. A Japanese proverb suggests that disgrace is like the grain of a tree [trunk]; time makes it bigger instead of erasing it.
20. Lao-Tzu once observed that a tree [trunk] the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair.

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  • Trunk — may refer to:In biology: *Trunk, torso *Trunk, an elephant s proboscis or nose *Trunk (botany), a tree s central superstructureIn containers: *Trunk (luggage) *Trunk (automobile), a large storage compartment *Trunk (motorcycle), a storage… …   Wikipedia

  • Trunk — Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trunk — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alexander Trunk (* 1957), deutscher Rechtswissenschaftler Dieter Trunk (* 1959), deutscher Fußballspieler Gustav Trunk (1871–1936), deutscher Politiker (Zentrum) und Staatspräsident von Baden Johann Jakob… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trunk — [trʌŋk] n ↑branch, ↑leaves, ↑trunk ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(tree)¦ 2¦(car)¦ 3¦(elephant)¦ 4¦(clothes)¦ 5¦(box)¦ 6¦(body)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: tronc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Trunk — Trunk, v. t. [Cf. F. tronquer. See {Truncate}.] 1. To lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim. [Obs.] Out of the trunked stock. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) To extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trunk — (n.) mid 15c., box, case, from O.Fr. tronc alms box in a church (12c.), also trunk of a tree, trunk of the human body, from L. truncus, originally mutilated, cut off. The meaning box, case is likely to be from the notion of the body as the case… …   Etymology dictionary

  • trunk — [truŋk] n. [ME tronke < OFr tronc < L truncus, a stem, trunk < truncus, maimed, mutilated < IE * tronkus < base * trenk , to press together, crowd > THRONG] 1. the main stem of a tree 2. the body of a human being or animal, not… …   English World dictionary

  • trunk — [n1] body, core block, bole, butt, column, log, soma, stalk, stem, stock, thorax, torso; concepts 392,428,826 Ant. extremities trunk [n2] long nose of animal beak, proboscis, prow, snoot*, snout; concept 399 trunk [n3] …   New thesaurus

  • Trunk — »Getränk (das man gerade zu sich nimmt); gewohnheitsmäßiger Genuss von Alkohol«: Das altgerm. Substantiv mhd. trunc, ahd. trunk, niederl. dronk, engl. drink (beachte das Fremdwort »Drink« »alkoholisches ‹Misch›getränk«), schwed. dryck ist eine… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • trunk- — *trunk germ., Substantiv: nhd. Baumstumpf, Stumpf; ne. tree trunk; Interferenz: Lehnwort lat. truncus; Etymologie: s. lat. truncus, Maskulinum, Baumstamm, Rumpf; …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • trunk — ► NOUN 1) the main woody stem of a tree as distinct from its branches and roots. 2) a person s or animal s body apart from the limbs and head. 3) the elongated, prehensile nose of an elephant. 4) a large box with a hinged lid for storing or… …   English terms dictionary