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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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"
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bottleneck

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

bottleneck

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

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

[ˈbɒtlˌnɛk] n (road) → strozzatura; (traffic) → ingorgo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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With many more to come, and the slow asylum process creating a bottleneck effect on the islands, the situation can only get worse.
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This supports the argument that most of the Ashkenazi-prevalent diseases are not generally being selected for, but instead are likely a result of a genetic bottleneck effect, followed by random drift," said Bray.