bottom

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noun
1 lowest part of sth
ADJECTIVE
false

a case with a false bottom

VERB + BOTTOM
arrive at, fall to, get to, reach, sink to

He reached the bottom of the steps in no time.

The boat sank to the bottom of the sea.

touch

She could only just touch the bottom (= of a swimming pool, etc.).

cover, line

Line the bottom of the cage with newspaper.

BOTTOM + NOUN
end, half
PREPOSITION
along the bottom

We rode along the bottom of the valley.

at the bottom

at the bottom of the hill

from the bottom

strange sounds from the bottom of the well

in the bottom

in the bottom of my bag

on the bottom

on the bottom of the box

near the bottom, towards/toward the bottom

near the bottom of the page

2 least important position
VERB + BOTTOM
start at, work up from

He started at the bottom and worked his way up through the company.

PREPOSITION
at the bottom, near the bottom, towards/toward the bottom

He's near the bottom of the class.

3 (esp. BrE) part of the body
ADJECTIVE
bare
VERB + BOTTOM
slap, smack, spank
4 basic cause of sth/truth about sth
VERB + BOTTOM
be at, lie at

I'd love to know what lies at the bottom of all this.

get to

The only way to get to the bottom of it is to confront the chairman.

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verb
Bottom is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑market
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adj.
Bottom is used with these nouns: ↑button, ↑corner, ↑drawer, ↑edge, ↑end, ↑flat, ↑floor, ↑gear, ↑half, ↑jaw, ↑layer, ↑left, ↑lip, ↑rail, ↑row, ↑sheet, ↑shelf, ↑stair, ↑step, ↑third, ↑tooth

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