to pull up, to uproot


binunutan ng buhok
had hair plucked out

Bunutin mo ito.
Pull this out.

to have something plucked out

Magpabunot ka ng ngipin sa dentista.
Have a dentist pull your tooth out.

Takot akong magapabunot ng ngipin.
I’m afraid to have a tooth extracted.


a “pick and win” party game in which kids choose numbers corresponding to prizes


Bunót (accented on the second syllable) refers to a coconut husk commonly used to polish floors. You place your foot on it and use your leg power to move in such a way as to scrub the floor.

Bunot of the Philippines