belch

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verb \ ˈbelch \

Definition of belch

intransitive verb
1 :to expel gas suddenly from the stomach through the mouth
2 :to erupt, explode, or detonate violently
3 :to issue forth spasmodically :gush
transitive verb
1 :to eject or emit violently
  • angrily belched insults
2 :to expel (gas) from the stomach suddenly :eruct

belch

noun

Examples of belch in a Sentence

  1. He belched loudly, and his girlfriend said, That's disgusting!.

  2. Smoke belched from the factory chimneys beside the river.

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Origin and Etymology of belch

Middle English, from Old English bealcan

belch Synonyms


BELCH Defined for English Language Learners

belch

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verb

Definition of belch for English Language Learners

  • : to let out air from the stomach through the mouth very loudly

  • : to push or throw (something) out with force


BELCH Defined for Kids

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belch

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verb \ ˈbelch \

Definition of belch for Students

belched; belching
1 :to force out gas suddenly from the stomach through the mouth usually with a sound
2 :to throw out or be thrown out with force
  • Smoke belched from the chimney.

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belch

noun

Definition of belch for Students

:a forcing out of gas from the stomach through the mouth

Medical Dictionary

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belch

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intransitive verb \ ˈbelch \

medical Definition of belch

:to expel gas suddenly from the stomach through the mouth
transitive verb
:to expel (gas) from the stomach suddenly :eruct

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belch

noun

medical Definition of belch

:an act or instance of belching :eructation


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