From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ldoce_032_ibottlebot‧tle1 /ˈbɒtl $ ˈbɑːtl/ ●●● S1 W2 noun 1 beer_bottle.jpg CONTAINER[countable]DFU a container with a narrow top for keeping liquids in, usually made of plastic or glass an empty bottlea wine/milk/beer etc bottlebottle of a bottle of champagne2 AMOUNT OF LIQUID[countable] (also bottleful)TM the amount of liquid that a bottle contains Between us, we drank three bottles of wine.3 MILK[countable]DHB a container for babies to drink from, with a rubber part on top that they suck, or the milk contained in this bottle My first baby just wouldn’t take a bottle at all.4 the bottle5 COURAGE[uncountable]BRAVE British English informal courage to do something that is dangerous or unpleasant SYN nerve I never thought she’d have the bottle to do it!6 bring a bottle hot-water bottle
Examples from the Corpus
bottleEgon managed to drink half a bottle of schnapps that night.A bottle of Trazadone, an anti-depressant medicine, was in the cabin.Plastic bags can choke animals and broken bottles can cut them.Do you want me to give Kayla her bottle?On the table in the milk bottle was the daffodil he'd picked.It was time for a bit of bottle, not for knocking knees.They found several oil bottles in his car of the same brand as one found at the starting point of the fire.We took our bottles of beer.We ended up with about a dozen assorted gin, whisky and stout bottles.The genie is out of the bottle.I only want one glass, not a whole bottle.a wine/milk/beer etc bottleI had my cape over my shoulder and a milk bottle.The incident leading to the court case had been sparked by a beer bottle being thrown at him the previous night.The lilacs would stand in a milk bottle.I hear a scraping of a beer bottle base across a wooden surface.The water trough was empty except for a layer of scum, a beer bottle and some sweet wrappers.Doyle was flung back across the table, a milk bottle exploding in the bag he held across his chest.I stopped in my tracks, a beer bottle in each hand.take a bottleLock up here, but take a bottle of good brandy with you.He had taken a bottle of cough mixture with him but it hadn't helped much.When he came home, he took a bottle of whisky from a cupboard and began to drink.After Pauline's first, Jane had visited her, taking a bottle of champagne and a little marijuana.The teacher told her the baby had been choking, would not take a bottle and had thrown up four times.She took a bottle of oil from the side of the bed and leaned over him.Dann looked at Maxim's glass, then took a bottle of gin from a desk drawer and refilled his own.In April last year a worker was told to take bottles to a handling bay for disposal.
Related topics: Drink, Cooking
bottlebottle2 verb [transitive] 1 DFDto put a liquid, especially wine or beer, into a bottle after you have made it The whisky is bottled here before being sent abroad.2 DFC British English to put vegetables or fruit into special glass containers in order to preserve them SYN can American English bottle out bottle something ↔ up
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Examples from the Corpus
bottlewine bottled in OregonTry not to bottle up emotions.She couldn't possibly keep a gigantic secret like that bottled up inside her.They will expect you to bottle up your inner uncertainty, whatever it is about.
Origin bottle1 (1300-1400) Old French bouteille, from Medieval Latin butticula, from Late Latin buttis wooden container for liquid