HyperDic: bottleneck

English > 4 senses of the word bottleneck:
VERBsocialbottleneckslow down or impede by creating an obstruction
changebottleneckbecome narrow, like a bottleneck
NOUNshapebottleneck, constriction, chokepointa narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
artifactbottleneckthe narrow part of a bottle near the top
bottleneck > pronunciation
Soundsbaa'tahlneh.k
RhymesAztec ... wreck: 41 rhymes with ehk...
English > bottleneck: 4 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel.
Synonymsconstriction, chokepoint
BroadernarrowingAn instance of becoming narrow
Spanishconstricción, embotellamiento, gollete
Catalanconstricció, embotellament
Verbsbottleneckbecome narrow, like a bottleneck
English > bottleneck: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe narrow part of a bottle near the top.
Broaderpart, portionSomething less than the whole of a human artifact
Spanishcuello de botella
English > bottleneck: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningslow down or impede by creating an obstruction.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"
Broaderobstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrasshinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
Spanishangostar
English > bottleneck: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome narrow, like a bottleneck.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Right by the bridge, the road bottlenecks"
Broadernarrow, contractmake or become more narrow or restricted
Catalanestrènyer
Nounsbottlenecka narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

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