bubble

A bubble is a floating ball of air. You can also blow a bubble with gum. If you’re in your own little bubble, you’re living in a fantasy, separated from the rest of the world by a thin layer of your imagination.

Whether you're blowing bubbles in the park or enjoying a bubble bath, those physical bubbles are made of liquid and gas. If something bubbles up, it comes to the surface. That can be an actual bubble or a just a feeling. A bubble can also be an idea that won’t work either because it’s a fantasy or because it’s an uncontrollable scheme, like a housing or economic bubble. The thing about bubbles is that they burst.

Definitions of bubble
  1. noun
    a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
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    air bubble
    a bubble of air
    foam, froth
    a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
    soap bubble
    a bubble formed by a thin soap film
    shaving foam
    toiletry consisting of a liquid preparation containing many small bubbles that soften the beard before shaving
    head
    the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container
    lather
    the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
    lather, soapsuds, suds
    the froth produced by soaps or detergents
    spume
    foam or froth on the sea
    white water, whitewater
    frothy water as in rapids or waterfalls
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    globule
    a small globe or ball
  2. noun
    a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic
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    covering
    an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
  3. verb
    form, produce, or emit bubbles
    “The soup was bubbling
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    effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle
    become bubbly or frothy or foaming
    lather
    form a lather
    seethe
    foam as if boiling
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    breathe, emit, pass off
    expel (gases or odors)
  4. verb
    expel gas from the stomach
    synonyms: belch, burp, eruct
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    breathe, emit, pass off
    expel (gases or odors)
  5. verb
    cause to form bubbles
    bubble gas through a liquid”
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  6. verb
    rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
    bubble to the surface”
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    arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise
    move upward
  7. verb
    flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    synonyms: babble, burble, guggle, gurgle, ripple
    gurgle
    make sounds similar to gurgling water
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    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  8. noun
    an impracticable and illusory idea
    “he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble
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    fancy, fantasy, illusion, phantasy
    something many people believe that is false
  9. noun
    a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    “a real estate bubble
    synonyms: house of cards
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    scheme, strategy
    an elaborate and systematic plan of action
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