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- (Canada) IPA (key): /ˈbɑɾ(ə)l/
- (UK) IPA (key): /ˈbɒtəl/, SAMPA: /"bQt@l/
- (US) enPR: bŏtʹəl, IPA (key): /ˈbɑtəl/, SAMPA: /"bAt@l/
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- (countable) 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.
- (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.
- (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.
- (transitive) If you bottle something, you put it in a bottle.
- This plant bottles a lot of spring water every day.