ADJ. deep, shallow | empty, full | ceramic, china, crystal, cut-glass, earthenware, enamel, glass | food, fruit, porridge, pudding, punch (also punchbowl), salad, soup, sugar, water I refilled the dog's water bowl. | mixing, serving | washing-up | finger I put down the chicken bone and rinsed my fingers in the finger bowl. | begging (figurative) The school is always having to get out the begging bowl for books and basic equipment. | goldfish | lavatory, toilet
VERB + BOWL fill, pour (sb), pour sth into He poured himself a bowl of soup. | empty | drink from/out of, eat from/out of
BOWL + VERB contain sth, hold sth a bowl containing flour This bowl holds about four pints. | overflow The washing-up bowl was overflowing.
PREP. from a/the ~ I helped myself to an apple from the bowl. | out of a/the ~ The boy was drinking milk out of a bowl. | in/into a/the ~ Mix the ingredients in a deep bowl. Sieve the flour into a bowl. | ~ of a bowl of cherries