to put a liquid, especially wine or beer, into a bottle after you have made it:
The whisky is bottled here before being sent abroad.
2DFC British English
to put vegetables or fruit into special glass containers in order to preserve them [= can American English]
bottle outphrasal verb
also bottle it
to suddenly decide not to do something because you are frightened [= cop out]:
'Did you tell him?' 'No, I bottled out at the last minute.'
bottle something ↔ upphrasal verb
to deliberately not allow yourself to show a strong feeling or emotion:
It is far better to cry than to bottle up your feelings.
to cause problems by delaying something:
The bill has been bottled up in Congress.