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bottle up

Definition of bottle up

  1. :  to keep (a feeling or emotion) inside instead of expressing it :  to hide (a feeling or emotion) <She's kept her feelings about the accident bottled up for too long.> <I know he's angry, but he bottles it up inside instead of talking to someone about it.>



Word by Word Definitions

bottleplay
  1. :  a rigid or semirigid container typically of glass or plastic having a comparatively narrow neck or mouth and usually no handle

    :  a usually bottle-shaped container made of skin for storing a liquid

    :  the quantity held by a bottle

  1. :  to confine as if in a bottle :  restrain

    :  to put into or as if into a bottle

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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