Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bottom out”

See all translations

bottom out

verb uk phrasal verb with bottom   /ˌbɒt.əm/ us    /ˌbɑː.t̬əm/
to have reached the lowest point in a continuously changing situation and to be about to improve: Economists think that the recession is bottoming out.
Translations of “bottom out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 到達最低點, 不再惡化…
in Chinese (Simplified) 到达最低点, 不再恶化…
(Definition of bottom out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bottom out?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bottom out” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More