Meaning of BUBBLE in English

BUBBLE

/ ˈbʌbl; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

a ball of air or gas in a liquid, or a ball of air inside a solid substance such as glass :

champagne bubbles

a bubble of oxygen

blowing bubbles into water through a straw

—see also speech bubble

2.

a round ball of liquid, containing air, produced by soap and water :

The children like to have bubbles in their bath.

3.

a small amount of a feeling that sb wants to express :

a bubble of laughter / hope / enthusiasm

4.

a good or lucky situation that is unlikely to last long :

At the time the telecoms bubble was at its height.

IDIOMS

- the bubble bursts

—more at burst verb

■ verb [ v ]

1.

to form bubbles :

The water in the pan was beginning to bubble.

Add the white wine and let it bubble up .

2.

[usually + adv. / prep. ] to make a bubbling sound, especially when moving in the direction mentioned :

I could hear the soup bubbling away.

A stream came bubbling between the stones.

3.

bubble (over) with sth to be full of a particular feeling :

She was bubbling over with excitement.

4.

[+ adv. / prep. ] ( of a feeling ) to be felt strongly by a person; to be present in a situation :

Laughter bubbled up inside him.

the anger that bubbled beneath the surface

PHRASAL VERBS

- bubble under

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : partly imitative, partly an alteration of burble .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.