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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


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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