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Synonyms for bottleneckˈbɒt lˌnɛk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. constriction, bottleneck, chokepoint(noun)

    a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

    constriction, bottleneck, chokepoint, tightness, coarctation

  2. bottleneck(verb)

    the narrow part of a bottle near the top

    constriction, chokepoint

  3. bottleneck(verb)

    slow down or impede by creating an obstruction

    "His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"

  4. bottleneck(verb)

    become narrow, like a bottleneck

    "Right by the bridge, the road bottlenecks"

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

strangulation, bottlenecks, bottle, stranglehold, obstacle, suffocation, bottling

Translations for bottleneck

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • тар урын, шешә ауыҙыBashkir
  • flaskehalsDanish
  • Flaschenhals, Engpass, EngstelleGerman
  • συμφόρησηςGreek
  • cuello de botella, gollete, cuello, boquerón, garganta, embotellamientoSpanish
  • pullonkaula, ruuhkautua, ruuhkauttaaFinnish
  • tête de bouteille, goulot, goulet d’étranglement, goulot de bouteilleFrench
  • scrogall buidéil, caolas tráchta, scrogall, bac, scrogall tráchtaIrish
  • ボトルネック, 瓶の首, ネック, 隘路Japanese
  • cerutan, kejejalanMalay
  • flaskehalsNorwegian
  • flessenhalsDutch
  • flaskehalsNorwegian Nynorsk
  • gargaloPortuguese
  • [[горлышко]] [[бутылка, горлышко, пробка, дефиле, затор, [[узкий, сужение, [[узкий ]] [[проход]]Russian
  • грлић, usko grlo, suženje, grlić, уско грло, сужењеSerbo-Croatian
  • flaskhalsSwedish
  • вузьке місцеUkrainian

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