a bubble of something

a feeling that suddenly affects you

She felt a bubble of hysteria rising in her throat.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) bubble of something — a bubble of something phrase a feeling that suddenly affects you She felt a bubble of hysteria rising in her throat. Thesaurus: sudden instances of a particular emotionsynonym Main entry: bubble …   Useful english dictionary

  • bubble — bub|ble1 [ bʌbl ] noun count * 1. ) a ball of air or gas in a liquid: Gas bubbles in any liquid tend to rise to the surface. Heat the milk until bubbles form around the edge of the pan. a ) a ball of air or gas in a substance that has become… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bubble */ — I UK [ˈbʌb(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms bubble : singular bubble plural bubbles 1) a ball of air or gas in a liquid Heat the milk until bubbles form around the edge of the pan. a) a ball of air or gas in a substance that has become solid …   English dictionary

  • bubble with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bubble with : present tense I/you/we/they bubble with he/she/it bubbles with present participle bubbling with past tense bubbled with past participle bubbled with bubble with something to be full of a happy or …   English dictionary

  • Bubble fusion — Bubble fusion, also known as sonofusion, is the non technical name for a nuclear fusion reaction hypothesized to occur during sonoluminescence, an extreme form of acoustic cavitation. Officially, this reaction is termed acoustic inertial… …   Wikipedia

  • bubble — 1 noun (C) 1 a ball of air in liquid: When water boils, bubbles rise to the surface. | soap bubbles | blow bubbles: She was blowing bubbles in her milk with a straw. 2 a small amount of air trapped in a solid substance: Examine the glass… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bubble — [[t]bʌ̱b(ə)l[/t]] bubbles, bubbling, bubbled 1) N COUNT Bubbles are small balls of air or gas in a liquid. Ink particles attach themselves to air bubbles and rise to the surface. ...a bubble of gas trapped under the surface. 2) N COUNT A bubble… …   English dictionary

  • bubble — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English bobel Date: 14th century 1. a small globule typically hollow and light: as a. a small body of gas within a liquid b. a thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas c. a globule in a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bubble — bub|ble1 [ˈbʌbəl] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from the sound of bubbles in liquid] 1.) a ball of air or gas in liquid ▪ When water boils, bubbles rise to the surface. ▪ soap bubbles ▪ She was blowing bubbles in her milk with a straw. 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bubble over — verb overflow with a certain feeling (Freq. 1) The children bubbled over with joy My boss was bubbling over with anger • Syn: ↑overflow, ↑spill over • Hypernyms: ↑seethe, ↑boil …   Useful english dictionary

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