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bo tuhl nek

  • n  a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
  • n  the narrow part of a bottle near the top
  • v  slow down or impede by creating an obstruction
    His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system
  • v  become narrow, like a bottleneck
    Right by the bridge, the road bottlenecks

  • Pre-Nazi Vienna was a tight bottleneck for Central European news.
  • Kenya, Africa's newest nation, has a primary school system that enrolls a generous 80% of eligible-age children, a secondary school bottleneck that drastically cuts down .
  • When National Defense talk began in Washington, the first industry to be branded a "bottleneck" was machine tools.
News & Articles

  • Frustrated Orion fans wait hours in line to get wristbands, shuttle rides
    Hundreds and hundreds of frustrated Orion Music + More fans waited hours in line inside Cobo Center Saturday to pick up event wristbands for the concert on Belle Isle before the bottleneck was finally relieved when promoters added ticket agents just after 6 p.m. But attendees reported that departure from the island went pretty smoothly.
    June 14, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
  • Tehachapi double-tracking rail project scaled back
    A major railroad improvement project intended to relieve freight congestion over the Tehachapi Pass has been scaled back substantially, lowering expectations that it will resolve an east-west bottleneck of national significance.
    June 13, 2013 - Tehachapi News
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  • Jonathan Vaughters in BBC Sport
    Garmin team manager Jonathan Vaughters said: "The approach to the first section of cobbles will be full speed, I imagine there will be a crash, there will be a bottleneck. Someone will lose the race that day, I just don't know who it's going to be....
  • Roger Goodell in
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the cable operators "enjoy a high level of bottleneck power" and treat the NFL Network in a "sharply different and clearly less favorable" way than networks they own a stake in.
  • Ghulam Muhammad in AFP
    Three Koreans and two Nepalis have died at Bottleneck,Ghulam Muhammad, owner of Blue Sky Trekking and Travel, told AFP. "The liaison officer at base confirmed the casualties."

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