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bubble British & World English

A thin sphere of liquid enclosing air or another gas

bubble English Thesaurus

he watched the bubbles rise in his glass of mineral water

bubble bath British & World English

Liquid, crystals, or powder added to bathwater to make it foam and have a fragrant smell

bubble car British & World English

A small car with a transparent domed canopy and typically three wheels

bubble lift British & World English

A ski lift with suspended cabins

bubble pack British & World English

A small package enclosing goods in transparent dome-shaped plastic on a flat cardboard backing

bubble tea British & World English

An East Asian drink of tea containing grains of tapioca and often blended with sweetener and flavourings, shaken to a froth and usually served cold with a straw

bubble wrap British & World English

Plastic packaging material in sheets containing numerous small air cushions designed to protect fragile goods

soap bubble British & World English

An iridescent bubble consisting of air in a thin film of soapy water

bubble canopy British & World English

A transparent domed canopy on a fighter aircraft or bubble car

bubble memory British & World English

A type of memory in which data is stored as a pattern of magnetized regions in a thin layer of magnetic material

bubble chamber British & World English

An apparatus designed to make the tracks of ionizing particles visible as a row of bubbles in a liquid

bubble economy British & World English

An economy undergoing an unsustainable boom, especially that of in Japan in the late 1980s

on the bubble British & World English

(Of a sports player or team) occupying the last qualifying position on a team or for a tournament, and liable to be replaced by another

bubble and squeak British & World English

Cooked cabbage fried with cooked potatoes and often meat

South Sea Bubble British & World English

A speculative boom in the shares of the South Sea Company in 1720 which ended with the failure of the company and a general financial collapse

burst someone's bubble British & World English

Shatter someone’s illusions about something or destroy their sense of well-being

on the bubble in bubble British & World English

(Of a sports player or team) occupying the last qualifying position on a team or for a tournament, and liable to be replaced by another

antibubble British & World English

A membrane of air, submerged in liquid and surrounding a sphere of liquid

bubble shell in bubble British & World English

A marine mollusc that typically has a thin scroll-like shell

bubblegum British & World English

Chewing gum that can be blown into bubbles

bubblehead British & World English

A foolish or empty-headed person

Westminster village British & World English

The politicians, civil servants, and journalists working in and around Westminster, typically considered as a community removed from the experiences and concerns of the general public

Westminster bubble in Westminster village British & World English

The politicians, civil servants, and journalists working in and around Westminster, typically considered as a community removed from the experiences and concerns of the general public

burst someone's bubble in bubble British & World English

Shatter someone’s illusions about something or destroy their sense of well-being