bottom out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bottom out hit the ground "the car bottomed out where the driveway meets the road"
    • v bottom out reach the low point "Prices bottomed out and started to rise again after a while"
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Quotations

  • Bryan Adams
    Bryan Adams
    “I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.”

Usage

In literature:

They made the lye out of ashes packed in an old barrel that had a hole in the bottom.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
If I could but find out who this person was, I could probably get to the bottom of the matter.
"Ashton-Kirk, Investigator" by John T. McIntyre
This not available, the bottom dropped out of the whole scheme.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
The bottom fell out of one as they carried it up and the gold rolled out on the pavement.
"Hero Tales of the Far North" by Jacob A. Riis
Besides, wasn't I at the very bottom of the tracing him out?
"The Three Brides" by Charlotte M. Yonge
In another fortnight the bottom will be all out of the rubber market.
"The Regent" by E. Arnold Bennett
If my son were lying at the bottom of the ravine, he said, I should not be able to get him out without help.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
Say will you do me a faver and cut out kissin me with the bottom of your heart?
"Deer Godchild" by Marguerite Bernard and Edith Serrell
Far out in midstream some conformation of the bottom turned the current once more in a long slant shoreward.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
But Bottom's metamorphosis is the most potent drawer-out of his genius.
"Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I." by H. N. Hudson
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In poetry:

One day he was digging, a spade or two,
As his aching back could lift,
When he saw something glisten at the bottom of the trench,
And to get it out he made great shift.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell
Till space runs out at the bottom of the page
And another pair of lovers, forever young,
Prepotent, endlessly receptive, renews
The daylong, nightlong, interminable grind.
"Reading Pornography in Old Age" by Howard Nemerov
So strength first made a way;
Then beautie flow'd, then wisdome, honour, pleasure;
When almost all was out, God made a stay,
Perceiving that alone, of all his treasure,
Rest in the bottome lay.
"The Pulley" by George Herbert
And out, from the bottom of the sea,
There came a hollow groan;—
The captain by the gunwale stood,
And he looked like icy stone—
And he drew in his breath with a gasping sob,
And a spasm of death came on.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
There were tempests! I blew them back into their source!
And put out their lightnings! More than once in a course,
Through the ocean I went wading after the whale,
And stirred up the bottom as did never a gale.
"The Giant In Glee" by Victor Marie Hugo
And they bustle and they rustle with their self-consuming din.
And eager feet go hurrying out and tired feet come in.
Like Bottom, when they hear a sound they all must rush to see.
They're always running after life. I let it come to me.
"The Drone" by Gamaliel Bradford

In news:

InfoComm's latest Economic Snapshot Survey show industry sentiment bottomed out last year.
Corona leads West Ranch 1-0 in bottom of third here at Blair Field in CIF-SS D1 semifinals, but West Ranch has men on first and second with nobody out.
The bottom fell out of its currency, the rial, a couple of weeks ago, provoking street protests.
To store the jugs more efficiently while you collect them for your project, cut out the jug 's top, bottom and handle with scissors, leaving a flat piece of plastic that can be nested one within the other.
When the bottom fell out of the real estate market, Jason and Liz Anderson reached out to the institution they trusted most: the Mormon Church.
Inside the mall , some shopped in their pajama bottoms, while others sprawled out on mall couches for power naps after spending hours in stores.
From a remixed Lady GaGa to a newly crowned pop princess known as Charice, this week's fave five will have your bottom uncontrollably shimmying out of your kilt.
Elvis Andrus was the first victim of Duncan's glove when he hit a drive to the left-field wall with one out in the bottom of the first.
The concept of nanotechnology was first pointed out by the 1965 Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman in his famous speech entitled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom" in December 1959.
STILLWATER — Travis Ford is counting on a pair of McDonald's All-Americans to lead his Oklahoma State program out of the bottom half of the Big 12.
A two-out RBI single to center by Aaron Baker scored Joe Dunigan in the bottom of the 11th to give No 20 Oklahoma a 8-7 win over No.
The "Pop Out" button, next to the volume button at the bottom-right of the player, allows you to open the player in a separate, smaller page.
ECONOMISTS think China's growth has bottomed out, thanks to unexpectedly strong March bank lending.
The bottom has fallen out on shipping rates, putting the world's ship owners and ocean shipping companies in dire financial straits.
Fuel industry analysts say a number of factors led to the apparently bottom falling out of the market.
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In science:

As it turns out, it is more efficient and more reliable to rewri te this in terms of a perturbatively calculated parton distribution function (PDF) for the bottom quark, i.e. as the effective process b¯b → Z .
Heavy Quarks: Summary Report
The bottom panel shows in solid line the result from a simulation of an outflowing wind.
First astrophysical results from AMBER/VLTI
In the most populated region of the shower, at the “bottom” of its energy range, a charge imbalance develops as positrons drop out and atomic electrons scatter in.
Radiowave Neutrino Detection
The straws are read out on the bottom side only, while they are terminated on the top side by termination boards.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
The decision has yet to be made between a top-down scenario, in which a truly cosmological seed field gets stirred around to greater strength and a bottom up one, where fields produced in early stars, GRBs, and active galaxies get blown out and, again, stirred around.
Astrophysics in 2006
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