Meaning of BULB in English

BULB

noun

1 part of an electric lamp

ADJECTIVE

▪ electric

▪ light

▪ 100-watt , 60-watt , etc.

▪ bare , naked

▪ single

▪ bright , dim

A single dim light ~ lit the room.

▪ energy-efficient , energy-saving ( esp. BrE ), low-energy ( esp. BrE )

▪ fluorescent , incandescent

▪ halogen

▪ clear , coloured/colored

VERB + BULB

▪ change , replace

Switch the light off before you change the ~.

▪ remove , unscrew

Can you remove the ~ and replace it with an energy-efficient one?

BULB + VERB

▪ light sth

The room was lit only by a single 40-watt light ~.

▪ go

I think the ~ is going to go. It's been flickering all evening.

▪ flicker

▪ flash , go off

Red and green ~s flashed on and off.

There was a startled look on his face when the flashbulb went off.

▪ hang

A single electric light ~ hung from the ceiling.

▪ last

These new ~s last much longer than the ordinary ones.

2 round plant root

ADJECTIVE

▪ flower

▪ spring , spring-flowering , summer , summer-flowering

▪ daffodil , tulip , etc.

VERB + BULB

▪ place , plant

I'm planting some ~s for next year.

Place the ~s close together.

▪ dig up , take up

▪ grow

▪ water

She usually waters the indoor ~s once a week.

BULB + VERB

▪ grow

▪ flower

▪ sprout

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