burp

noun
\ ˈbərp How to pronounce burp (audio) \

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

Synonyms for burp

Synonyms: Noun

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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 Albayati remembers the day of a class field trip, Maldonado drinking a bottle of kombucha that didn’t agree with her stomach, burp-singing One Direction lyrics. Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2022 Any slight burp in the path from raw material to the finished product in consumer’s hands causes a shortage. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Mar. 2022 Some carry Russian burp guns; some have rifles that look four decades old; some wear only rice bags for shoes. James Wood, The New Yorker, 27 Sep. 2021 Astronomers say a cold patch and a stellar burp are behind the star's strange dip in brightness. Jennifer Ouellette, Wired, 18 June 2021 If classic volcanoes vomit the Earth’s churning guts, then mud volcanoes are more like a burp. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 July 2021 Combined with some timely ground observations, this UV data indicated that a big burp that formed a cloud of dust near the star may have caused the star to get darker. Jennifer Ouellette, Wired, 18 June 2021 But cows’ burp is only one of the many CO2 emitting items in the chapter of the beef industry. Daniela De Lorenzo, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Other more creative solutions addressed to diminish cow’s burp have shown up. Daniela De Lorenzo, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In the earliest stage of parenthood, so many of the demands are physical — the baby needs to be fed, burped, cleaned, dressed, rocked — and Basile, a quadriplegic who has only limited movement in his arms, can’t feed, burp or rock the baby. Caitlin Gibson, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 Scientists now suspect that most marsquakes are triggered by the planet’s gradually cooling interior, which, eons ago, was hot enough to burp up towering supervolcanoes such as Olympus Mons—the tallest and largest peak in the entire solar system. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 24 May 2022 Alex Brown has a different idea: Make the cows burp less. Arielle Pardes, Wired, 31 Mar. 2022 Feed and burp your baby, make sure their diaper isn’t wet or dirty, put your baby in the crib awake, grab a baby monitor, shut the door and let your baby cry themselves to sleep. Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2022 In fact, some people report obscure spasticity triggers; being tickled, having to burp, or hearing a loud noise can set off these muscle spasms. Rachel Nall, Msn, SELF, 10 Feb. 2022 Most beef emissions are in the form of methane that cows burp up while digesting food, so feed additives that reduce methane production could be one option. Matt Reynolds, Wired, 17 Jan. 2022 Closer to the site, the ground continued to burp gas about every 40 days, which hinted at the source of the gas leak, and also spurred fears of another explosion. New York Times, 11 Jan. 2022 Cheap prosecco in honor of the Roys’ soon-to-be stepdad, sad pool beer, Tom and Shiv’s disgusting Germanic wine, and Tom’s prison-toilet wine (don’t forget to burp it). Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 11 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

6 Jun 2022

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More Definitions for burp

burp

verb
\ ˈbərp How to pronounce burp (audio) \
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 How to pronounce burp (audio) \

Medical Definition of burp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: belch

burp

intransitive verb

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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