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English verb: bottom out

1. bottom out (motion) reach the low point

SamplesPrices bottomed out and started to rise again after a while.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach

Antonymspeak, top out

2. bottom out (contact) hit the ground

SamplesThe car bottomed out where the driveway meets the road.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike

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