1. bubble, globule

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

2. house of cards, bubble, scheme, strategy

usage: 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"

3. bubble, illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy

usage: an impracticable and illusory idea; "he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"

4. bubble, covering

usage: a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic


1. bubble, emit, breathe, pass off

usage: form, produce, or emit bubbles; "The soup was bubbling"

2. ripple, babble, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgle, sound, go

usage: flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise; "babbling brooks"

3. bubble, rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise

usage: rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles; "bubble to the surface"

4. bubble, change, alter, modify

usage: cause to form bubbles; "bubble gas through a liquid"

5. burp, bubble, belch, eruct, emit, breathe, pass off

usage: expel gas from the stomach; "In China it is polite to burp at the table"

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