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English noun: bottleneck

1. bottleneck (shape) a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

Synonymschokepoint, constriction

Broader (hypernym)narrowing

2. bottleneck (artifact) the narrow part of a bottle near the top

Broader (hypernym)part, portion

English verb: bottleneck

1. bottleneck (social) slow down or impede by creating an obstruction

SamplesHis laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy

2. bottleneck (change) become narrow, like a bottleneck

SamplesRight by the bridge, the road bottlenecks.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)contract, narrow

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