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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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RELATED WORDS

vial, glass, urn, jar, jug, ewer, flask, soldier, decanter, canteen, flagon, cruet, phial, carafe

Nearby words

botte, bottega, botticelli, botticelli, sandro, bottine, bottle, bottle baby, bottle bank, bottle bill, bottle cap, bottle club

Idioms

    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
Related formsbot·tle·like, adjectivewell-bot·tled, adjective

Definition for bottle (2 of 2)

bottle

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[ bot-l ]
/ ˈbɒt l /

noun Architecture.

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British Dictionary definitions for bottle (1 of 2)

bottle

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/ (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)

bottle

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/ (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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Idioms and Phrases with bottle

bottle


In addition to the idiom beginning with bottle

  • bottle up

also see:

  • crack a bottle
  • hit the bottle
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