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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. [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.
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bottle noun (COURAGE)

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

verb [T] uk   /ˈbɒt.l̩/  us   /ˈbɑː.t̬l̩/
to put something into bottles or jars: The wine is bottled at the vineyard. To bottle fruit you put fresh fruit into special containers.
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.
Translations of “bottle”
in Arabic زُجاجة…
in Korean 병…
in Malaysian botol…
in French bouteille…
in Turkish şişe…
in Italian bottiglia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容器, 瓶,瓶子, 嬰兒奶瓶…
in Russian бутылка…
in Polish butelka…
in Vietnamese chai lọ…
in Spanish botella…
in Portuguese garrafa, frasco…
in Thai ขวด…
in German die Flasche…
in Catalan ampolla, flascó…
in Japanese 瓶(びん), ボトル…
in Indonesian botol…
in Chinese (Simplified) 容器, 瓶,瓶子, 婴儿奶瓶…
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