Last modified on 5 March 2015, at 15:20

bottle up



bottle up (third-person singular simple present bottles up, present participle bottling up, simple past and past participle bottled up)

  1. (transitive) Put into bottles
  2. (transitive) Prevent enemy vessels of leaving an anchorage
  3. (transitive, idiomatic) Keep suppressed and hidden
    Emotions are often bottled up rather than dealt with, which can lead to stress in later life.