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bottle British & World English

A glass or plastic container with a narrow neck, used for storing drinks or other liquids

bottle English Thesaurus

Gareth opened a bottle of whisky

the bottle in bottle British & World English

Used in reference to the heavy drinking of alcohol

in bottle British & World English

(Of wine) having been aged for a specified number of years in its bottle

bottle out British & World English

Lose one’s nerve and decide not to do something

bottle age British & World English

Time spent by a wine maturing in its bottle

bottle bank British & World English

A place where used glass bottles may be deposited for recycling

bottle bill British & World English

Any of several US state laws that require deposits to be paid on beverages sold in recyclable bottles and cans

bottle-feed British & World English

Feed (a baby) with milk from a feeding bottle

bottle jack British & World English

A large jack used for lifting heavy objects

bottle tree British & World English

Either of two Australian trees with swollen bottle-shaped trunks containing water:

Coke-bottle British & World English

Denoting very thick lenses for glasses, or glasses with such lenses

half-bottle British & World English

A bottle that is half the standard size

wash bottle British & World English

A bottle, typically plastic, with a nozzle for directing a stream of liquid on to something

wine bottle British & World English

A glass bottle for wine, the standard size holding 75 cl or 2623 fl. oz

bottle blonde British & World English

(Of a woman’s hair) of a shade of blonde that looks as if it has been artificially lightened or bleached

bottle party British & World English

A party to which guests bring bottles of drink

bottle store British & World English

Another term for off-licence.

brandy-bottle British & World English

The common yellow water lily, the flowers of which produce an alcoholic smell which is attractive to beetles

Klein bottle British & World English

A closed surface with only one side, formed by passing one end of a tube through the side of the tube and joining it to the other end

Woulfe bottle British & World English

A glass bottle with two or more necks, used for passing gases through liquids

Woulfe bottle New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

glass bottle for passing gases through liquids

feeding bottle British & World English

A bottle fitted with a teat for giving milk or other drinks to babies and very young children

hot-water bottle British & World English

A flat, oblong container, typically made of rubber, that is filled with hot water and used for warmth, especially for warming a bed

smelling bottle British & World English

A small bottle containing smelling salts or perfume

squeeze bottle British & World English

A container made of flexible plastic which is squeezed to extract the contents

hit the bottle British & World English

Start to drink alcohol heavily

crack a bottle British & World English

Open a bottle, especially of wine, and drink from it

spin-the-bottle British & World English

A party game in which players take turns spinning a bottle lying flat, and then kiss the person to whom the bottle neck points on stopping

bottle something up British & World English

Repress or conceal feelings over time

bottle someone/thing up British & World English

Keep someone or something trapped or contained

chief cook and bottle-washer British & World English

A person who performs a variety of important but routine tasks

in bottle in bottle British & World English

(Of wine) having been aged for a specified number of years in its bottle

bottle out in bottle British & World English

Lose one’s nerve and decide not to do something

hit the bottle in bottle British & World English

Start to drink alcohol heavily

bottle something up in bottle British & World English

Repress or conceal feelings over time

bottle someone/thing up in bottle British & World English

Keep someone or something trapped or contained

crack a bottle in crack British & World English

Open a bottle, especially of wine, and drink from it

bluebottle British & World English

A common blowfly with a metallic blue body, the female of which often comes into houses searching for a suitable food source on which to lay her eggs

bottle blond in bottle blonde British & World English

(Of a woman’s hair) of a shade of blonde that looks as if it has been artificially lightened or bleached

bottlebrush British & World English

A cylindrical brush for cleaning inside bottles

bottle shop in bottle store British & World English

Another term for off-licence.

thermos British & World English

A vacuum flask


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