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English noun: bubble

1. bubble (object) a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)


Broader (hypernym)globule


Narrower (hyponym)air bubble, foam, froth, soap bubble

2. bubble (cognition) a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control


SamplesHis proposal was nothing but a house of cards.
A real estate bubble.


Synonymshouse of cards


Broader (hypernym)scheme, strategy

3. bubble (cognition) an impracticable and illusory idea


SamplesHe didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble.


Broader (hypernym)fancy, fantasy, illusion, phantasy

4. bubble (artifact) a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic


Broader (hypernym)covering


English verb: bubble

1. bubble (change) form, produce, or emit bubbles


SamplesThe soup was bubbling.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)breathe, emit, pass off


Narrower (hyponym)effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle

2. bubble (perception) flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise


SamplesBabbling brooks.


Synonymsbabble, burble, guggle, gurgle, ripple


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, sound


Verb groupgurgle

3. bubble (motion) rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles


SamplesBubble to the surface.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

4. bubble (change) cause to form bubbles


SamplesBubble gas through a liquid.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Causebubble

5. bubble (body) expel gas from the stomach


SamplesIn China it is polite to burp at the table.


Synonymsbelch, burp, eruct


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)breathe, emit, pass off









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