Know Your Next Word : bottom

7. bottom :

noun, verb & adjective :

1. the lowest or deepest part of anything, as distinguished from the top

2. the ground under any body of water

3. to discover the full meaning of (something) : to fathom

4. to strike against the bottom or end

5. of or pertaining to the bottom or a bottom

usage :

  • the bottom of a page

  • the bottom of the sea

  • Try getting to the bottom of the problem.

  • When people sink that low, they're bound to reach the bottom soon.

  • They had to bottom the sub until the enemy cruisers had passed by.

  • The car bottomed too easily on the bumpy road.

  • A flounder is a bottom fish.

  • They knew at bottom that they were only deceiving themselves.

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