Definition of bottle in English:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sadly, Andre seems to be sick and won't even drink milk from a bottle.
- Her theory is that the patient must wear diapers, suck his thumb and drink from a baby bottle to be cured.
- They will generally signal an interest in solid foods by biting the bottle nipple or showing an interest in licking milk or formula from a finger.
- 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.
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- Even today many no longer drink tap water; bottled mineral water is the fashion.
- Children who drink bottled water may be putting their teeth at risk because they are missing out on fluoride in their tap water, researchers claim.
- Only children living in nonfluoridated areas or children who drink only nonfluoridated bottled water should receive supplements.
- Recipes for bottling vegetables and making chutneys bring on the Little House on the Prairie spirit.
- His love of life was bubbly and his chirpy, outgoing personality was the very stuff that needs to be bottled and preserved in today's trying world.
- They are sometimes preserved by bottling but lose much of their evanescent flavour.
- The company is run from premises on Tennyson Street, where the gas is bottled and distributed.
- So, the Leader of the Opposition, V.S. Achutanandan, may have hit the nail on the head when he said that we might even see air being bottled and sold eventually.
- With holds up to 35 feet off the deck, Iowa residents may want to consider bottled oxygen.
- The teenager was assaulted at Southend Victoria Station at around 8pm by a gang of male yobs who bottled him in the hand with a smashed glass.
- But, seriously, there are some huge questions that need to be addressed here - claims of police over-reaction, stewards bottling customers, fears of explosions.
- The 37-year-old was unable to work after the first assault in July 2003 in which he was bottled, repeatedly kicked and left for dead in the town centre.
hit the bottle
- informal Start to drink alcohol heavily: his marriage broke up and he hit the bottleMore example sentences
- She suffered from manic depression, and when she died after a long illness, Bellany - always fond of the drink - hit the bottle with venom.
- ‘It was like an alcoholic hitting the bottle again,’ Raihala said.
- The significant jump in the number of women who are dying from alcohol-related illness proves that more and more women are hitting the bottle.
- (Of wine) having been aged for a specified number of years in its bottle: the wine can be drunk after eight years in bottleMore example sentences
- Despite this perception, experience shows many wines which age in bottle with substantial ullage exhibit no signs of oxidation.
- Maybe this is an age thing, too - maybe that slight herbaceousness will factor out after the wine rests a few months in bottle.
- It is also fairly tannic, and right now the wine is a bit disjointed, indicating it could use another one to three years in bottle.
- British informal Lose one’s nerve and decide not to do something: the Minister has bottled out of real reformsMore example sentences
- ‘Haven't you bottled out by deciding to split the work between two main competitors?’
- ‘I tried to make a comeback but was bottling out of tackles so I thought it was better to pack in and started refereeing college matches,’ Messias explained.
- Where strong, sound companies are concerned there is no case for bottling out at the bottom, just because they've been caught up in the sliding tide.
bottle something up
- Repress or conceal feelings over time: his anger and frustration had been bottled up for yearsMore example sentences
- When he was irritated, he swallowed it down and bottled it up, and even when he had little reason to be so, he would still always be polite to those who didn't deserve it.
- You can't hide your true feelings, because if you bottle them up then they will get out somehow.
- It's often a huge relief to children to have this silence broken and able to share their thoughts and feelings instead of bottling them up.
bottle someone/thing up
- Keep someone or something trapped or contained: he had to stay bottled up in New YorkMore example sentences
- David Brennan was bottled up in the right corner but managed to get the ball back across the goal.
- Alongside him, Denis Glennon drifted outfield but Dublin bottled him up wherever he went, limiting him to just a point.
- Not only did the injury keep him out of five games, it also forced him to take on too many offensive linemen when making plays, and he was bottled up in the process.
full bottle on
- Australian /NZ informal Very knowledgeable about: they are full bottle on the tricks the industry gets up toMore example sentences
- Want to sound like a full bottle on foreign policy?
- No doubt some of us are full bottle on revisionist history since the fall of the wall but not, alas, me.
- We were a full bottle on anything that might cause our respective broadcasters or publishers any embarrassment or worse—legal action.
The word bottle goes back to Latin buttis ‘cask, wineskin’, the origin of butt (Late Middle English) and also of butler (Middle English) originally the man in charge of the wine-cellar. To have a lot of bottle and the related phrases to lose your bottle and to bottle out, meaning ‘to lose your nerve’, date back to the 1950s. ‘Bottle’ here may be from rhyming slang bottle and glass, ‘arse’.
Words that rhyme with bottleaxolotl, dottle, glottal, mottle, pottle, throttle, wattle
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