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"bottle" in British English

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bottlenoun

uk   /ˈbɒt.əl/ us   /ˈbɑː.t̬əl/
  • 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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bottleverb [T]

uk   /ˈbɒt.əl/ us   /ˈbɑː.t̬əl/

the bottle

informal
the habit of regularly drinking a lot of alcohol: She started to hit the bottle (= drink too much alcohol) after her divorce.
(Definition of bottle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bottle" in American English

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bottlenoun [C]

us   /ˈbɑt̬·əl/
a container for liquids, usually made of glass or plastic, with a narrow neck: a bottle of perfume

bottleverb [T]

us   /ˈbɑt̬·əl/
to put liquid into bottles: The soda is bottled in Atlanta.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of bottle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bottle”
in Korean 병…
in Arabic زُجاجة…
in Malaysian botol…
in French bouteille…
in Russian бутылка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容器, 瓶,瓶子, 嬰兒奶瓶…
in Italian bottiglia…
in Turkish şişe…
in Polish butelka…
in Spanish botella, frasco, embotellar…
in Vietnamese chai lọ…
in Portuguese garrafa, frasco…
in Thai ขวด…
in German die Flasche…
in Catalan ampolla, flascó…
in Japanese 瓶(びん), ボトル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 容器, 瓶,瓶子, 婴儿奶瓶…
in Indonesian botol…
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“bottle” in American English

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