- a group or circle of people who interact or socialize with one another because of familial ties, shared interests, etc.: I do try to expand my social bubble and look for opportunities to make new friends.
- Also called pod . a small group of people who interact or socialize exclusively with one another in order to contain the spread of a contagious disease: I’m only getting together with my quarantine bubble of five family members.
- Also called spec·u·la·tive bub·ble [spek-yuh-luh-tiv buhb-uhl], /ˈspɛk yəˌlə tɪv ˈbʌb əl/, as·set price bub·ble [as-et prahys-buhb-uhl] /ˈæs ɛt ˈpraɪs ˈbʌb əl/ . an inflated speculation that causes an unsustainable increase in the value of goods, property, or other investment: The real-estate bubble ruined many investors when it burst.
- a sudden, temporary change or divergence from a trend: In May there was a bubble in car sales, with three percent more being sold than last year.
verb (used without object), bub·bled, bub·bling.
verb (used with object), bub·bled, bub·bling.
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Idioms for bubble
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Example sentences from the Web for bubble
They ultimately decided coming to the bubble and playing televised games would give them the largest platform, though now at least some are wondering if that’s still true.
We’re down here playing in the bubble to do these things for social justice and all that.Why A Strike For Racial Justice Started With The Milwaukee Bucks And The NBA|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 27, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
So it was that hockey’s return — staged in an antiseptic bubble — involved a scrap.
All 16 teams that make the postseason will play on the same three courts, sans fans, deep inside a disinfected Disney World fortress known as the bubble.How the NBA is using virtual fans to make games feel normal|Nicolás Rivero|August 14, 2020|Quartz
In communities from Chicago to San Diego, parents are forming pandemic pods and microschools — bubbles where small groups of kids can meet and learn together.
Even as early as December 4, remarks from inside the bubble were cryptic and frightened.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The housing bubble was at very the center of the financial crisis that birthed Dodd-Frank.
All sorts of government policies blew that bubble up until it popped.
When the “Buying Bubble” bursts, what then for the U.S. economy?
Marvel and DC Plan 20 Movies for the Next Six Years: Will the Comic Book Movie Bubble Burst?7 Must-Read Stories about Tim Cook, Amelia Earheart and Slut-o-Ween: The Best of The Beast|William Boot|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or turn from the gray officials to the purple citizens of the soap bubble commonwealth of socialism.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Violet laid the tin plate over the top for a cover, and they all stood by to hear the first bubble.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
Pederson headed a bloc against 'Carmack's Folly,' but he backed the wrong horse, and when the bubble burst he was out in the cold.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
There was something so irresistibly amusing in his voice and smile that Mrs. Admaston began to bubble over with laughter.
There came a little bubble of laughter from Peggy, which seemed to remove all diffidence from Collingwood.
British Dictionary definitions for bubble
Word Origin for bubble
Cultural definitions for 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 “burst” when a general awareness of the folly emerges and the price drops.