bottle

I UK [ˈbɒt(ə)l] / US [ˈbɑt(ə)l] noun
Word forms "bottle":
singular bottle plural bottles
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1)
a) [countable] a glass or plastic container for liquids, usually with a narrow part at the top that is called the neck

an empty beer bottle

bottle of:

a bottle of champagne/perfume/cooking oil

b) the liquid in a bottle, or the amount that a bottle contains

Between them, they drank the whole bottle.

2) [countable] a plastic container used for giving babies milk or other drinks. It has a rubber part at the top called a teat.
3) [uncountable] British informal the confidence or courage that you need to do something difficult or frightening

Nobody had the bottle to ask him why he'd done it.

He lost his bottle and couldn't jump.

hit the bottle/take to the bottleinformal to start drinking a lot of alcohol

He hit the bottle after losing his job.


II UK [ˈbɒt(ə)l] / US [ˈbɑt(ə)l] verb [transitive]
Word forms "bottle":
present tense I/you/we/they bottle he/she/it bottles present participle bottling past tense bottled past participle bottled
1) to put a liquid into bottles in order to sell it or store it
2) to put fruit or vegetables into special glass containers so they can be kept for a long time
Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Bottle — Bot tle, n. [OE. bote, botelle, OF. botel, bouteille, F. bouteille, fr. LL. buticula, dim. of butis, buttis, butta, flask. Cf. {Butt} a cask.] 1. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bottle — ► NOUN 1) a container with a narrow neck, used for storing liquids. 2) Brit. informal one s courage or confidence. ► VERB 1) place in bottles for storage. 2) (bottle up) repress or conceal (one s feelings). 3) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • bottle — bottle1 [bät′ l] n. [ME botel < MFr botele < OFr < ML butticula, dim. of LL buttis, a cask] 1. a container, esp. for liquids, made of glass, plastic, etc. and having a relatively narrow neck 2. the amount that a bottle holds 3. milk from …   English World dictionary

  • Bottle — Bot tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bottled}p. pr. & vb. n. {Bottling}.] To put into bottles; to inclose in, or as in, a bottle or bottles; to keep or restrain as in a bottle; as, to bottle wine or porter; to bottle up one s wrath. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bottle up — (something) 1. to not express something. She bottled up her emotions throughout the tournament. The more you bottle that anger up, the more likely it is that it will explode. 2. to keep something from making progress. The French navy had bottled… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bottle it — british informal phrase to not do something because you do not feel brave enough He tried to jump, but he bottled it. Thesaurus: to not act, or to not do somethingsynonym to be, or to become afraid or frightenedsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle — [n] container, usually for liquids canteen, carafe, cruet, dead soldier*, decanter, ewer, flagon, flask, glass, jar, jug, phial, soldier, urn, vacuum bottle, vial; concept 494 …   New thesaurus

  • Bottle — Bot tle, n. [OE. botel, OF. botel, dim. of F. botte; cf. OHG. bozo bunch. See {Boss} stud.] A bundle, esp. of hay. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Chaucer. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bottle up — index repress Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bottle up — [v] keep feeling inside oneself box up, check, collar, contain, coop up, corner, cramp, curb, keep back, restrain, restrict, shut in, suppress, trap; concept 35 Ant. confide, reveal, tell …   New thesaurus

  • Bottle — This article is about bottles in general. For baby bottles, see Baby bottle. Composite body, painted, and glazed bottle. Dated 16th century. From Iran. New York Metropolitan Museum of Art …   Wikipedia

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