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bot·tle·neck

 (bŏt′l-nĕk′)
n.
1.
a. A narrow or obstructed section, as of a highway or a pipeline.
b. A point or an area of traffic congestion.
2. A hindrance to progress or production.
3. The narrow part of a bottle near the top.
4. Music A style of guitar playing in which an object, such as a piece of glass or metal, is passed across the strings to achieve a gliding sound.
5. Biology An abrupt and severe reduction in the number of individuals during the history of a species of a population, often resulting in the loss of diversity from the gene pool.
tr.v. bot·tle·necked, bot·tle·neck·ing, bot·tle·necks
To slow down or impede by creating an obstruction.

bottleneck

(ˈbɒtəlˌnɛk)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. a narrow stretch of road or a junction at which traffic is or may be held up
b. the hold-up
2. something that holds up progress, esp of a manufacturing process
3. (Pop Music) music
a. the broken-off neck of a bottle placed over a finger and used to produce a buzzing effect in a style of guitar-playing originally part of the American blues tradition
b. the style of guitar-playing using a bottleneck
vb
(tr) US to be or cause an obstruction in

bot•tle•neck

(ˈbɒt lˌnɛk)
n.
1. a narrow passageway.
2. a stage at which progress is impeded.
3. a method of guitar playing that produces a gliding sound by pressing a metal bar or glass tube against the strings.
v.t.
4. to hamper or confine by or as if by a bottleneck.
v.i.
5. to become hindered by or as if by a bottleneck.
[1895–1900]

bottleneck


Past participle: bottlenecked
Gerund: bottlenecking

Imperative
bottleneck
bottleneck
Present
I bottleneck
you bottleneck
he/she/it bottlenecks
we bottleneck
you bottleneck
they bottleneck
Preterite
I bottlenecked
you bottlenecked
he/she/it bottlenecked
we bottlenecked
you bottlenecked
they bottlenecked
Present Continuous
I am bottlenecking
you are bottlenecking
he/she/it is bottlenecking
we are bottlenecking
you are bottlenecking
they are bottlenecking
Present Perfect
I have bottlenecked
you have bottlenecked
he/she/it has bottlenecked
we have bottlenecked
you have bottlenecked
they have bottlenecked
Past Continuous
I was bottlenecking
you were bottlenecking
he/she/it was bottlenecking
we were bottlenecking
you were bottlenecking
they were bottlenecking
Past Perfect
I had bottlenecked
you had bottlenecked
he/she/it had bottlenecked
we had bottlenecked
you had bottlenecked
they had bottlenecked
Future
I will bottleneck
you will bottleneck
he/she/it will bottleneck
we will bottleneck
you will bottleneck
they will bottleneck
Future Perfect
I will have bottlenecked
you will have bottlenecked
he/she/it will have bottlenecked
we will have bottlenecked
you will have bottlenecked
they will have bottlenecked
Future Continuous
I will be bottlenecking
you will be bottlenecking
he/she/it will be bottlenecking
we will be bottlenecking
you will be bottlenecking
they will be bottlenecking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bottlenecking
you have been bottlenecking
he/she/it has been bottlenecking
we have been bottlenecking
you have been bottlenecking
they have been bottlenecking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bottlenecking
you will have been bottlenecking
he/she/it will have been bottlenecking
we will have been bottlenecking
you will have been bottlenecking
they will have been bottlenecking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bottlenecking
you had been bottlenecking
he/she/it had been bottlenecking
we had been bottlenecking
you had been bottlenecking
they had been bottlenecking
Conditional
I would bottleneck
you would bottleneck
he/she/it would bottleneck
we would bottleneck
you would bottleneck
they would bottleneck
Past Conditional
I would have bottlenecked
you would have bottlenecked
he/she/it would have bottlenecked
we would have bottlenecked
you would have bottlenecked
they would have bottlenecked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bottleneck - a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
narrowing - an instance of becoming narrow
2.bottleneck - the narrow part of a bottle near the top
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
Verb1.bottleneck - slow down or impede by creating an obstruction; "His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"
blockade, obstruct, stymie, stymy, embarrass, hinder, block - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
2.bottleneck - become narrow, like a bottleneck; "Right by the bridge, the road bottlenecks"
narrow, contract - make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"

bottleneck

noun block, hold-up, obstacle, congestion, obstruction, impediment, blockage, snarl-up (informal, chiefly Brit.), (traffic) jam a town-centre bottleneck
Translations
dopravní zácpazúžení
flaskehals
útszûkület
flöskustútur, umferîastífla
dar geçit

bottleneck

[ˈbɒtlnek] N (on road) → embotellamiento m, atasco m (fig) → obstáculo m

bottleneck

[ˈbɒtəlnɛk] n
(in traffic)bouchon m
(in process, service)goulet m d'étranglementbottle-opener [ˈbɒtələʊpənər] ndécapsuleur m

bottleneck

[ˈbɒtlˌnɛk] n (road) → strozzatura; (traffic) → ingorgo

bottle

(ˈbotl) noun
a hollow narrow-necked container for holding liquids etc. a lemonade bottle.
verb
to put into bottles.
ˈbottleneck noun
a place where slowing down or stopping of traffic, progress etc occurs. a bottleneck caused by roadworks.
bottle up
to prevent (eg one's feelings) from becoming obvious. Don't bottle up your anger.
References in classic literature ?
The wax candles, which have to be stuck in bottle necks because there is nothing else to stick them in.
Close by the bottle the accused Griffiths' passport was lying on the ground, and also a broken part of a bottle neck.
Kevin Wardlaw, prosecuting, told Newcastle Crown Court: "He had a broken vodka bottle neck in his hand.
and can check for obstructions in the bottle neck, variations in wall thickness, and color deviation.
Another expert witness, forensic scientist Geraldine Davidson, said the presence of Miss Wilson's blood on shards of broken glass, and on the inside of the bottle neck, meant it was likely there was no bag between the glass and Miss Wilson.
If you want to use wine bottles you will need to reduce the size of the candle's circurjnference at the bottom so thcit it will fit firmly into the bottle neck. Simply use a knifle for this.
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With pretty coloured bows around each bottle neck, they look as beautiful as they smell.
The brand-new bottle, made by Owens-Illinois, features an original design complemented by new bottle neck labels.
Folks there “dress” their beer; they sprinkle a little salt on the bottle neck and stick a lime wedge in it.
Based on its longstanding experience with closures for bottling into PET, BERICAP speeded up the development of light-weight closures, particularly in connection with a bottle neck reduced in weight, and developed a series of edible oil closures in one-piece and two-piece version with differing equipment features for a bottle neck diameter of 26mm.