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BOTTLE UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bottle up mean? 

BOTTLE UP (verb)
  The verb BOTTLE UP has 1 sense:

1. control and refrain from showing; of emotions

  Familiarity information: BOTTLE UP used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOTTLE UP (verb)


Sense 1bottle up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Control and refrain from showing; of emotions

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

bottle up; suppress

Hypernyms (to "bottle up" is one way to...):

hold back; keep; keep back; restrain; suppress (keep under control; keep in check)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bottle up"):

choke (check or slow down the action or effect of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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