Definition of belch
- angrily belched insults
He belched loudly, and his girlfriend said, “That's disgusting!”.
Smoke belched from the factory chimneys beside the river.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: to let out air from the stomach through the mouth very loudly
: to push or throw (something) out with force
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