Meaning of BUBBLE in English

BUBBLE

(~s, bubbling, ~d)

1.

Bubbles are small balls of air or gas in a liquid.

Ink particles attach themselves to air ~s and rise to the surface.

...a ~ of gas trapped under the surface.

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2.

A ~ is a hollow ball of soapy liquid that is floating in the air or standing on a surface.

With soap and water, ~s and boats, children love bathtime.

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3.

A ~ is a situation in which large numbers of people want to buy shares in a company that is new or not yet financially successful, and pay more than the shares are worth. When it becomes clear that the shares are worth less than people paid for them, you can say that the ~ has burst. (BUSINESS)

Everyone is hoping that these hi-tech companies will turn out to be the Microsofts of the future. At the moment they look more like the focus of a speculative ~...

When the development ~ burst, federal regulators started probing the balance sheets of the biggest banks.

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4.

In a cartoon, a speech ~ is the shape which surrounds the words which a character is thinking or saying.

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5.

When a liquid ~s, ~s move in it, for example because it is boiling or moving quickly.

Heat the seasoned stock until it is bubbling...

The fermenting wine has ~d up and over the top...

VERB: V, V adv/prep

6.

A feeling, influence, or activity that is bubbling away continues to occur.

...political tensions that have been bubbling away for years...

VERB: usu cont, V adv/prep

7.

Someone who is bubbling with a good feeling is so full of it that they keep expressing the way they feel to everyone around them.

She came to the phone bubbling with excitement...

VERB: usu cont, V with n

Bubble over means the same as ~ .

He was quite tireless, bubbling over with vitality.

PHRASAL VERB: V P with n

Bubble is also a noun.

As she spoke she felt a ~ of optimism rising inside her.

N-COUNT: usu N of n

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