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bottle

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[ bot-l ]
/ ˈbɒt l /
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noun
verb (used with object), bot·tled, bot·tling.
to put into or seal in a bottle: to bottle grape juice.
British. to preserve (fruit or vegetables) by heating to a sufficient temperature and then sealing in a jar.
Verb Phrases
bottle up,
  1. to repress, control, or restrain: He kept all of his anger bottled up inside him.
  2. to enclose or entrap: Traffic was bottled up in the tunnel.
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Idioms about bottle

    hit the bottle, Slang. to drink alcohol to excess often or habitually.

Origin of bottle

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1325–75; Middle English botel<Anglo-French; Old French bo(u)teille<Medieval Latin butticula, equivalent to Late Latin butti(s) butt4 + -cula-cule1

OTHER WORDS FROM bottle

bot·tle·like, adjectivewell-bottled, adjective

Other definitions for bottle (2 of 2)

bottle2
[ bot-l ]
/ ˈbɒt l /

noun Architecture.
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British Dictionary definitions for bottle (1 of 2)

bottle1
/ (ˈbɒtəl) /

noun
verb (tr)

Word Origin for bottle

C14: from Old French botaille, from Medieval Latin butticula literally: a little cask, from Late Latin buttis cask, butt 4

British Dictionary definitions for bottle (2 of 2)

bottle2
/ (ˈbɒtəl) /

noun
dialect a bundle, esp of hay

Word Origin for bottle

C14: from Old French botel, from botte bundle, of Germanic origin
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