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Idioms about bubble

    burst someone鈥檚 bubble, to diminish someone鈥檚 enthusiasm or optimism, especially with a reminder of sobering facts or realistic expectations.

Origin of bubble

First recorded in 1300鈥50; Middle English noun bobel; cognate with Middle Dutch bobbel, bubbel, Middle Low German bubbele, Swedish bubbla

OTHER WORDS FROM bubble

bub路ble路less, adjectivebub路ble路like, adjectivebub路bling路ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bubble

babble, bauble, bubble
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How to use bubble in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bubble

bubble
/ (藞b蕦bl) /

noun
verb
See also bubble under

Word Origin for bubble

C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish bubbla, Danish boble, Dutch bobbel, all of imitative origin
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Cultural definitions for bubble

bubble

A period of wild speculation in which the price of a commodity or stock or an entire market is inflated far beyond its real value. Bubbles are said to 鈥渂urst鈥 when a general awareness of the folly emerges and the price drops.

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