verb (used with object), bot·tled, bot·tling.
- to repress, control, or restrain: He kept all of his anger bottled up inside him.
- to enclose or entrap: Traffic was bottled up in the tunnel.
Origin of bottle1
Related formsbot·tle·like, adjectivewell-bot·tled, adjective
Definition for bottle (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for bottle
Nothing does it quite like deftly decapitating a bottle of bubbly with a gleaming blade.
That means that Champagne is fermented a second time in the bottle when sealed closed, which naturally produces the bubbles.
If you need to store the bottle in the fridge, let it warm up for a few minutes on the counter before serving.
I get the bottle while he opens a desk drawer containing two glasses.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One evening, after guzzling a bottle of whiskey, Stapp said he grabbed two MP5 machine guns from his collection.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn|Marlow Stern|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I've felt all the week just like something sizzling in a bottle and waiting to have the cork pulled!Dandelion Cottage|Carroll Watson Rankin
Watch carefully until the liquid in the bottle begins to boil.First Book in Physiology and Hygiene|J.H. Kellogg
A new sadi has to be wrapped and for this a bottle of thick gum is kept ready at hand.The Wheel of Fortune|Mahatma Gandhi
In evidence of my satisfaction I gave him a bottle of Scopolo, which Leah guaranteed pure.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
I now see that jest as plain as I see that bottle of old rye there.
British Dictionary definitions for bottle (1 of 2)
- a vessel, often of glass and typically cylindrical with a narrow neck that can be closed with a cap or cork, for containing liquids
- (as modifier)a bottle rack
- a container equipped with a teat that holds a baby's milk or other liquid; nursing bottle
- the contents of such a containerthe baby drank his bottle
Word Origin for bottle
British Dictionary definitions for bottle (2 of 2)
Word Origin for bottle
Idioms and Phrases with bottle
In addition to the idiom beginning with bottle
- bottle up
- crack a bottle
- hit the bottle