Bottle out – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To bottle out of something is to suddenly decide not to do something because you are afraid.

Informal British English expression.

Examples of use:

1. Marco was supposed to be doing a parachute jump yesterday but he bottled out.

2. She bottled out of the bungee jump.

3. I bottled out of my driving test.

4. I hope he doesn’t bottle out of his English exam.

infinitive
bottle out
present simple
bottle out and bottles out
-ing form
bottling out
past simple
bottled out
past particple
bottled out

Can you use bottle out in a sentence?

Have you bottled out of something?

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