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bottom

1. verb To drink the entirety of something. The kids wasted no time bottoming their sodas and asking for more.
2. noun The absolute lowest or worst point. (Often used in the phrase "rock bottom.") The price of milk is at rock bottom right now, which is great for consumers, but bad for farmers. I knew I had hit bottom when I missed my son's birthday party because I was hung over. That's when I knew I needed to get professional help.
3. noun One's buttocks. Jimmy tripped and landed right on his bottom.
4. noun In baseball and softball, the second half of an inning. It's the bottom of the ninth, and the Angels are winning 7-6.
5. noun In sexual activity between two men, the person who is penetrated (and who is often viewed as submissive). If you're both bottoms, then what are you going to do in the bedroom?
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*(rock) bottom

the lowest point or level. (*Typically: be at ~; hit ~; reach ~.) The value of the goods is at rock bottom right now. Prices have reached rock bottom. When my life hit bottom, I gradually began to feel much better.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bottom

1. n. the buttocks. My bottom is sore from sitting too long.
2. n. the second half of a baseball inning. Wilbur hit a double-bagger in the bottom of the second.
3. tv. to drink something to the bottom. He bottomed the beer and ordered another one.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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But, as I was looking over the surface, I saw here and there at a distance a faint glimmer, as if some skater insects which had escaped the frosts might be collected there, or, perchance, the surface, being so smooth, betrayed where a spring welled up from the bottom. Paddling gently to one of these places, I was surprised to find myself surrounded by myriads of small perch, about five inches long, of a rich bronze color in the green water, sporting there, and constantly rising to the surface and dimpling it, sometimes leaving bubbles on it.
Rudy Buttignol, creative head of documentaries at TVO and commissioning editor of Tops & Bottoms, threw down the gauntlet to Richey.
Bottoms sees promise in new technologies that might make mine clearance safer and faster.
Using cardboard sheets 12 times smaller than the assigned dimensions, they built a kayak with a narrow bottom and pointed ends--just like a real Eskimo kayak.
Like Bottoms, I was also a "somewhat immature and undisciplined, though loving, mother"--after all, we were both mothers at twenty-one, barely out of girlhood.
The bottom is fitted with a charcoal bed screen under which is placed a lighted ball of newspaper.
Bikini top, [euro]17.99, and bottoms, [euro]14.99, New Look; sunglasses, [euro]13, River Island Swimsuit, [euro]34.75, BHS Bikini top, [euro]8, and bottoms, [euro]5, Primark Bikini set, [euro]44, Topshop; sunglasses, [euro]24.99, Mango; sliders, [euro]55, Dune
Are you a triangle (wider on bottom), inverted triangle (wider on top), rectangle (straight up and down) or an hour-glass (curvy but little in the middle)?
Kling believes that saturation of the lake bottoms will raise the odds of a gas release.
Among the effects of high bottoms are: * There is less furnace volume available for scrap charge.
Top and bottom with embroidered butterfly on the back, $26 each, In Mocean.
And we may have an honest answer sooner than we'd like - researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland are now carrying out the world's first scientific study into how clothing affects the way women's bottoms look.
THE BOTTOM PROJECT: Lesbian choreographer and scrumptious performer Julie Tolentino explores the meanings of bottoms up, hitting bottom, and bottom versus top.