Definition of bottle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bottle

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒtl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bottle
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒtl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtl//
     
    he / she / it bottles
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒtlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtlz//
     
    past simple bottled
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒtld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtld//
     
    past participle bottled
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒtld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtld//
     
    -ing form bottling
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒtlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1bottle something to put a liquid into a bottle The wines are bottled after three years.
  2. 2bottle something to put fruit or vegetables into glass containers in order to preserve them Keep your empty jam jars for bottling next year’s fruit.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French boteille, from medieval Latin butticula, diminutive of late Latin buttis ‘cask’.Idioms (British English, informal) to not do something, or not finish something, because you are frightened Phrasal Verbsbottle outbottle somethingup
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