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    bunkered compound

    I was reading an article (about the United States special forces in Pakistan) and I came across the expression "they landed at a bunkered compound". Can anyone tell what exactly that is?

    Is it a place for prisoners?
    By bunkered it means it was full?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: bunkered compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Carolina Morais View Post
    I was reading an article (about the United States special forces in Pakistan) and I came across the expression "they landed at a bunkered compound". Can anyone tell what exactly that is?

    Is it a place for prisoners?
    By bunkered it means it was full?

    Thanks a lot!
    It's a very doubtful use of "bunker" as a verb. I presume they are trying to say that it was a compound with bunkers in it. Heve a look at this: bunker noun (SHELTER) - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    Re: bunkered compound

    Hi!

    So it would be more like a compound filled with bunkers?

    like a "bunker complex"?

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    Re: bunkered compound

    I also saw the words "heavily bunkered" ...

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    Re: bunkered compound

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    Hi!

    So it would be more like a compound filled with bunkers?

    like a "bunker complex"?
    Yes, that would be my understanding of what is meant.

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    Re: bunkered compound

    but does "heavily" make any sense in this context?

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    Re: bunkered compound

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    but does "heavily" make any sense in this context?
    Have a look at this: heavily adverb (TO A GREAT DEGREE) - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    Re: bunkered compound

    couldn't it mean that it's heavily protected, instead? like, using bunkered as a synonym for protected?

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    Re: bunkered compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Carolina Morais View Post
    couldn't it mean that it's heavily protected, instead? like, using bunkered as a synonym for protected?
    That is unlikely. An area with many bunkers is more likely.
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    Re: bunkered compound

    So it would be more like a compound filled with bunkers?

    like a "bunker complex"?
    I also saw the words "heavily bunkered" .

    Maria, to add a sentence to a post a minute later, just use the Edit Post feature rather than starting a new one.

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