burp

noun
\ ˈbərp \

Definition of burp 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the act or an instance of belching

burp

verb
burped; burping; burps

Definition of burp (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : belch

2 : to help (a baby) expel gas from the stomach especially by patting or rubbing the baby's back

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Synonyms for burp

Synonyms: Noun

belch, eructation

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Examples of burp in a Sentence

Noun

felt embarrassed when a burp escaped from his lips as the table was being cleared

Verb

Say “excuse me” when you burp.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

So, some customer is a burp or cough from getting little moist bits of plantain on their food. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Roaches in oven, sewage on floor, flies in the fries. These restaurants are in trouble," 21 June 2018 Even mild eruptions, like the ashy burp from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull in 2010, can force the global economy to grind to a halt. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Volcanoes are awe-inspiring. Here are 7 things to know about them.," 11 May 2018 Recipe: Marinate the mushrooms in red wine for an hour, then scoop out the stem and gills … drink the remaining wine, then burp. Chris Erskine, latimes.com, "My salute to May, a month of mothers, milestones and stuffed mushrooms," 11 May 2018 Lucky could interact with guests and do things like giggle, burp, snort and cough. Bruce Pecho, chicagotribune.com, "20 things you may not know about Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which turns 20 on Earth Day," 17 Apr. 2018 The younger burp, however, is a small loop that’s only 3,000 light-years from the black hole, Lewis writes. Mika Mckinnon, Smithsonian, "Astronomers Spy a Black Hole’s Double ‘Burp’," 19 Jan. 2018 This incredibly silky not-milk is chocolaty and sweet, with a vaguely nutty aftertaste, like a burp after too many bar peanuts. Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit, "6 New Trader Joe's Products, Plus Something Called a ‘Blarney Scone,‘ Reviewed," 14 Mar. 2018 Two tones is more serious, perhaps a fire alarm ringing somewhere, probably triggered by nothing more than a stray wisp of cigarette smoke or a burp of electrical current jiggling a circuit. Sean Flynn, Esquire, "The Perfect Fire," 9 Mar. 2017 But we still would've avoided cutting up a blazer and then gluing the pieces to an oversize burp cloth. The Fug Girls, Cosmopolitan, "The Fug Girls: 18 Best and Worst Dressed Celebs at the 2016 VMAs," 29 Aug. 2016

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Nyland said that, in most cases, feeding babies smaller and more frequent meals and burping them often is preferable to giving them antacids. Alan Mozes, chicagotribune.com, "Babies given antacids, antibiotics may have higher risk for allergies, asthma," 3 Apr. 2018 Firstly, the model shared an incredible video, in which Legend is burping baby Miles while Luna sits on her dad's shoulders, firmly grabbing hold of his head for balance. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chrissy Teigen Responds to Trolls over Topless Photo of Her Breastfeeding "Twins"," 8 July 2018 According to another probable cause affidavit, cops saw a man cycle up to Johnson's front door, get a plastic bag from Johnson as the door burped open and closed, then pedal away. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "They came for a man accused of fathering a 14-year old's baby. They found something more," 3 July 2018 Developer Epic Games seems to know this and is tirelessly tuning the overnight smash hit’s bullet burping. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Fortnite brings out the 10-year-old fort builder in all of us," 17 Mar. 2018 On Earth, 1,800 out of every billion molecules in the atmosphere is methane, and 95 percent of it comes for biological sources: Burning fossil fuels, decomposing debris, burping cows. Author: Sarah Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, "Newest NASA discoveries could boost search for ancient life on Mars," 8 June 2018 The American public never really sees the substance from those interviews, other than silly clips like a contestant burping the alphabet. Hilary Levey Friedman, Fortune, "Why Banning Swimsuits Won't Fix Miss America," 6 June 2018 The end of the season, when summer heat drags on, is more likely to burp out a late finale, with twice as many occurring. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "How rare would a May hurricane be? The Beatles had a hit the last time it happened | Miami Herald," 25 May 2018 With the stomach twisted off, dogs can’t burp, bark or expel anything. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Cobb sheriff’s office loses its beloved bloodhound named Hank," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of burp

Noun

1929, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1932, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for burp

Noun

imitative

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burp

verb

English Language Learners Definition of burp

: to let out air from the stomach through the mouth with a sound

: to help (a baby) let out air from the stomach especially by patting or rubbing the baby's back

burp

verb
\ ˈbərp \
burped; burping

Kids Definition of burp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : to help (a baby) let out gas from the stomach especially by patting or rubbing the baby's back

burp

noun

Kids Definition of burp (Entry 2 of 2)

burp

noun
\ ˈbərp \

Medical Definition of burp 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: belch

Medical Definition of burp (Entry 2 of 2)

: belch

transitive verb

: to help (a baby) expel gas from the stomach especially by patting or rubbing the back

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