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Bubble vs. Fizzle

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Bubblenoun

A spherically contained volume of air or other gas, especially one made from soapy liquid.

Fizzleverb

To sputter or hiss.

‘The soda fizzled for several minutes after it was poured.’;

Bubblenoun

A small spherical cavity in a solid material.

‘bubbles in window glass, or in a lens’;

Fizzleverb

(figuratively) To decay or die off to nothing; to burn out; to end less successfully than previously hoped.

‘The entire project fizzled after the founder quit.’;

Bubblenoun

(by extension) Anything resembling a hollow sphere.

Fizzlenoun

A spluttering or hissing sound.

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Bubblenoun

(figurative) Anything lacking firmness or solidity; a cheat or fraud; an empty project.

Fizzlenoun

Failure of a nuclear bomb to meet its expected yield during testing.

Bubblenoun

(economics) A period of intense speculation in a market, causing prices to rise quickly to irrational levels as the metaphorical bubble expands, and then fall even more quickly as the bubble bursts.

‘real estate bubble’; ‘dot-com bubble’;

Fizzlenoun

An abortive effort; a flop or dud.

Bubblenoun

(figurative) The emotional and/or physical atmosphere in which the subject is immersed.

‘filter bubble’;

Fizzlenoun

A state of agitation or worry.

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Bubblenoun

An officer's station in a prison dormitory, affording views on all sides.

Fizzleverb

To make a hissing sound.

‘It is the easiest thing, sir, to be done,As plain as fizzling.’;

Bubblenoun

(obsolete) Someone who has been ‘bubbled’ or fooled; a dupe.

Fizzleverb

To make a ridiculous failure in an undertaking, especially after a good start; to achieve nothing.

‘A four-day rally in stocks fizzled yesterday amid renewed fears that strong economic growth may prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.’;

Bubblenoun

A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.

Fizzlenoun

A failure or abortive effort; a fiasco.

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Bubblenoun

The globule of air in the chamber of a spirit level.

Fizzleverb

end weakly;

‘The music just petered out--there was no proper ending’;

Bubblenoun

(Cockney rhyming slang) A laugh.

‘Are you having a bubble?!’;

Bubblenoun

(Cockney rhyming slang) A Greek.

Bubblenoun

Any of the small magnetized areas that make up bubble memory.

Bubblenoun

(poker) The point in a poker tournament when the last player without a prize loses all their chips and leaves the game, leaving only players that are going to win prizes. (e.g., if the last remaining 9 players win prizes, then the point when the 10th player leaves the tournament)

‘Many players tend to play timidly (not play many hands) around the bubble, to keep their chips and last longer in the game.’;

Bubblenoun

A group of people who are in quarantine together.

Bubbleverb

(intransitive) To produce bubbles, to rise up in bubbles (such as in foods cooking or liquids boiling).

Bubbleverb

To churn or foment, as if wishing to rise to the surface.

‘Rage bubbled inside him.’;

Bubbleverb

To rise through a medium or system, similar to the way that bubbles rise in liquid.

Bubbleverb

To cheat, delude.

Bubbleverb

To cry, weep.

Bubbleverb

(transitive) To pat a baby on the back so as to cause it to belch.

Bubbleverb

(transitive) To cause to feel as if bubbling or churning.

Bubbleverb

(transitive) To express in a bubbly or lively manner.

Bubbleverb

(transitive) To form into a protruding round shape.

Bubbleverb

(transitive) To cover with bubbles.

Bubbleverb

(transitive) To bubble in; to mark a response on a form by filling in a circular area (‘bubble’).

Bubblenoun

A thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas; as, a soap bubble; bubbles on the surface of a river.

‘Beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow,Like bubbles in a late disturbed stream.’;

Bubblenoun

A small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body; as, bubbles rising in champagne or aërated waters.

Bubblenoun

A globule of air, or globular vacuum, in a transparent solid; as, bubbles in window glass, or in a lens.

Bubblenoun

A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.

Bubblenoun

The globule of air in the spirit tube of a level.

Bubblenoun

Anything that wants firmness or solidity; that which is more specious than real; a false show; a cheat or fraud; a delusive scheme; an empty project; a dishonest speculation; as, the South Sea bubble.

‘Then a soldier . . . Seeking the bubble reputationEven in the cannon's mouth.’;

Bubblenoun

A person deceived by an empty project; a gull.

Bubbleverb

To rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated; to contain bubbles.

‘The milk that bubbled in the pail.’;

Bubbleverb

To run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles; as, a bubbling stream.

Bubbleverb

To sing with a gurgling or warbling sound.

‘At mine earBubbled the nightingale and heeded not.’;

Bubblenoun

a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)

Bubblenoun

a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control;

‘his proposal was nothing but a house of cards’; ‘a real estate bubble’;

Bubblenoun

an impracticable and illusory idea;

‘he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble’;

Bubblenoun

a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic

Bubbleverb

form, produce, or emit bubbles;

‘The soup was bubbling’;

Bubbleverb

flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise;

‘babbling brooks’;

Bubbleverb

expel gas from the stomach;

‘In China it is polite to burp at the table’;

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