Definition of bottle up
- 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.
: 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
: to confine as if in a bottle : restrain
: to put or keep in a position or situation that makes free activity, progress, or escape difficult or impossible
: to put into or as if into a bottle
: in or into a higher position or level
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: from below the horizon
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
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
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: 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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