One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the sheer bulk of the bags’
size, volume, dimensions, measurements, proportions, mass, substance, scale, magnitude, immensity, hugeness, vastness, massiveness, bulkiness, largeness, bigness, ampleness, amplitude
2‘the bulk of entrants were British’
majority, greater number, greater quantity, larger number, larger part, best part, better part, main part, major part
most, almost all, more than half
body, main body, lion's share, predominance, preponderance, generality
1‘some takeaway meals are bulked out with fat’
make bigger, make larger, expand, pad out, fill out, eke out, add to, augment, increase
‘local factors bulked large in the negotiations’
be important, loom large, dominate, preponderate, be prominent, be significant, be influential, be of consequence, be of account, be relevant, mean a lot, count, matter, signify, carry weight
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