traunch

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Late Anglo-Norman traunche (Old French tranche).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /tɹɔntʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔntʃ

NounEdit

traunch (plural traunches)

  1. One of a series of allotments (of funds for a certain purpose).
    • 2004, George W. Bush, speech following tsunami disaster:
      First of all, we provide immediate cash relief to the tune of about $35 million. And then there will be an assessment of the damage, so that the relief is -- the next traunch of relief will be spent wisely.
  2. One set or portion of a series.

VerbEdit

traunch (third-person singular simple present traunches, present participle traunching, simple past and past participle traunched)

  1. To divide into parts or portions of a series (especially of allotments of funds).

AdjectiveEdit

traunch

  1. Divided into portions or parts of a series (especially of allotments of funds).
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