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Noun: bubble  bú-b(u)l
  1. A hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
     
  2. A speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    "a real estate bubble";
    - house of cards
     
  3. An impracticable and illusory idea
    "he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"
     
  4. A dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic
Verb: bubble  bú-b(u)l
  1. Form, produce, or emit bubbles
    "The soup was bubbling"
     
  2. Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    "bubbling brooks";
    - ripple, babble, guggle, burble, gurgle
     
  3. Rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
    "bubble to the surface"
     
  4. Cause to form bubbles
    "bubble gas through a liquid"
     
  5. Expel gas from the stomach
    "In China it is polite to bubble at the table";
    - burp, belch, eruct

Derived forms: bubbling, bubbles, bubbled

See also: bubble over

Type of: alter, arise, breathe, change, come up, covering, emit, fancy, fantasy, globule, go, go up, illusion, lift, modify, move up, pass off, phantasy [archaic], rise, scheme, sound, strategy, uprise

Encyclopedia: Bubble, Bubble, Toil And Trouble