bottle

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bottle

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
bottle

Plural
bottles

An empty bottle
  1. A bottle is a container, usually made of glass that holds liquid and has a cap or stopper.
    He drank cold water from a plastic bottle.
    She brought two bottles of wine to the party.
    We collected the empty beer bottles and took them back to the shop.
    I filled up the bottle with water.
    She cracked open four bottles and poured glasses for each of them.
    The floor under the Rock was covered with trash: broken bottles, food wrappers, and ripped clothing.
    The bottle had a long, thin neck.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
bottle

Third-person singular
bottles

Past tense
bottled

Past participle
bottled

Present participle
bottling

  1. (transitive) If you bottle your feelings up, you keep them inside and don't let them show.
    You can tell he is still angry, but he's keeping it bottled up.
  2. (transitive) If you bottle somebody or something up, you keep them in a very small space, often under pressure.
    We were bottled up in that plane for 32 hours.
  3. (transitive) If you bottle something, you put it in a bottle.
    This plant bottles a lot of spring water every day.