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American English: /ˈbɑdl/
British English: /ˈbɒt(ə)l/

Translation of bottle in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 countable (container)
    (of perfume, medicine, ink)
    return empty bottles
    devuelva los envases or (in Spain also) los cascos
    a wine/milk bottle
    una botella de vino/leche
    (el envase)
    a bottle of wine/milk
    una botella de vino/leche
    baby's o feeding bottle we must get together over a bottle
    tenemos que reunirnos para tomar algo
    bottle rack
    Example sentences
    • Do not store poisons in drink bottles, glasses, or jars.
    • Fans inside the Arena had started pelting each other with plastic beer glasses and bottles, and the concert was temporarily halted.
    • She did as she was told and trotted off into the kitchen and she looked around for a glass bottle containing a colorless liquid.
    1.2 countable (contents)
    Example sentences
    • For example, the alcoholic content of a bottle of wine must be indicated and also its origin and where the wine was bottled.
    • You can check this by sampling a bottle of Bollinger's Vieilles Vignes (ungrafted old vines) against a bottle made from their grafted vines.
    • It being the longest day of the year, I suppose I should have been celebrating some arcane shamanic ritual, but I just put my foot up and finished the remains of a bottle of schnapps.
    1.3 (alcohol) [colloquial]to go on the bottle
    darse a la bebida
    to come off the bottle
    dejar la bebida
    to hit the bottle
    darle a la bebida or (especially Latin America) al trago [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • As a result, the villagers turn to the bottle, drinking to forget how dreary their lives are.
    • Reading the Government's plans to liberalise the licensing laws could be enough to make anybody turn to the bottle.
    • The minimum age of boys taking to the bottle in The State has fallen to as low as 13.5 years.
    Example sentences
    • But these figures do seem to seriously undermine the slur that the Spaniards lost their bottle after the bombs.
    • So he lost his bottle in the end, and postponed the general election before he had even called it.
    • We started slowly, but we wore them down and they lost their bottle when we were 8-3 up.
  • 2 uncountable (courage, nerve)
    (British English) [colloquial]
    agallas (feminine plural) [colloquial]
    to have a lot of bottle
    tener muchas agallas [colloquial]
    ser muy agalludo (Latin America) [colloquial]
    to lose one's bottle
    achicarse [colloquial]

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    bottled in France
    embotellado en Francia
    bottled beer/milk
    cerveza (feminine) /leche (feminine) en or de botella
    bottled water
    agua (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) embotellada
    (British English) (Cookery)
    poner en conserva
  • 2 (hit with bottle)
    (British English) [slang]
    darle un botellazo a

Phrasal verbs

bottle out

verb + adverb (British English)
rajarse [colloquial]

bottle up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
don't bottle it all up inside you
no te lo guardes dentro

Definition of bottle in:

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