The rest of the game was dogged defense, the Central Americans bottling up the Dutch.
Or that "bottling up" emotions could cause heart attacks or other sicknesses.
You must have been bottling up for a bad breakdown before you started for New Hampshire last December.
For months he had been engaged in the work of bottling up the Russian squadron at Port Arthur.
I never shall get into this English way of bottling up my feelings and sitting on them.'
Two days' watching that delirious swine and bottling up the gossiping little demon Chovet!
"I expect they're only bottling up till nightfall," muttered Rayner.
Their three opponents had started for the door with the same purpose held by the boys—that of bottling up the other side.
The climax of the operations was the bottling up of Zeebrugge and Ostend by means of old cruisers filled with concrete.
Learned to be easy-going, learned to laugh with when others were laughing at, and bottling up pressures every time it happened.
mid-14c., originally of leather, from Old French boteille (12c., Modern French bouteille), from Vulgar Latin butticula, diminutive of Late Latin buttis "a cask," which is perhaps from Greek. The bottle, figurative for "liquor," is from 17c.
1640s, from bottle (n.). Related: Bottled; bottling.
a vessel made of skins for holding wine (Josh. 9:4. 13; 1 Sam. 16:20; Matt. 9:17; Mark 2:22; Luke 5:37, 38), or milk (Judg. 4:19), or water (Gen. 21:14, 15, 19), or strong drink (Hab. 2:15). Earthenware vessels were also similarly used (Jer. 19:1-10; 1 Kings 14:3; Isa. 30:14). In Job 32:19 (comp. Matt. 9:17; Luke 5:37, 38; Mark 2:22) the reference is to a wine-skin ready to burst through the fermentation of the wine. "Bottles of wine" in the Authorized Version of Hos. 7:5 is properly rendered in the Revised Version by "the heat of wine," i.e., the fever of wine, its intoxicating strength. The clouds are figuratively called the "bottles of heaven" (Job 38:37). A bottle blackened or shrivelled by smoke is referred to in Ps. 119:83 as an image to which the psalmist likens himself.