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bottle

noun uk   /ˈbɒt.l̩/ us    /ˈbɑː.t̬l̩/

bottle noun (CONTAINER)

A2 [C] a container for liquids, usually made of glass or plastic, with a narrow neck: a milk bottle a wine bottle a bottle of beer/whisky Plastic bottles are lighter than glass ones.Containers for liquids and gases [C] a special container with a rubber top for giving milk and other drinks to a baby: Give the baby her bottle when she wakes up. Most medical experts believe that breastfeeding is better than bottle-feeding.Containers for liquids and gasesChildren and babies

bottle noun (COURAGE)

[U] UK slang approving courage or willingness to take risks: It took a lot of bottle to do what she did.Bravery
Idioms

bottle

verb [T] uk   /ˈbɒt.l̩/ us    /ˈbɑː.t̬l̩/
to put something into bottles or jars: passive The wine is bottled at the vineyard. To bottle fruit you put fresh fruit into special containers.Wrapping, packing and loading
bottle it UK informal to not do something because you are frightened; to fail at something because you are frightened : He should have taken the penalty but he bottled it.
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