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

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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 Astronomers just spotted a massive cosmic burp coming from the center of our galaxy. Tim Childers, Popular Mechanics, "The Milky Way Just Burped Out Some Stuff," 11 Dec. 2020 Combined with some timely ground observations, this data indicates a rather mundane reason for the star getting darker: a big burp that formed a cloud of dust near the star. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Astronomers kill all the fun, blame dust for Betelgeuse’s dimming," 14 Aug. 2020 Silkys & Such Etsy store Silkys & Such, which carries one-of-a-kind baby items like blankets, teethers, and burp cloths, has added kids’ masks to its lineup. Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "Need a Reusable Cloth Mask? Etsy Has Over 150,000 for Kids and Adults," 13 Apr. 2020 Naturally, Roiland himself—the man responsible for Rick Sanchez's unique burp-talking speech patterns—will be voicing Korvo. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Check out the first trailer for Hulu’s new animated series Solar Opposites," 25 Mar. 2020 That’s because trail cams don’t spread scent, shift around in a stand, burp, fart, sneeze, or nod off. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Types of Trail Cameras for Monitoring Wildlife," 15 Apr. 2020 And since their discovery, these briny burps from the vast ocean beneath the moon’s icy crust have generated a fair bit of buzz. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Swelling, Freezing Seas May Have Given Enceladus Its Tiger Stripes," 10 Dec. 2019 The fridge will also have everything a family could need to relive the famous spaghetti dinner scene, including noodles, marshmallows, chocolate sauce, Pop-Tarts, cookie dough, M&Ms and liters of Coca-Cola to chug and super-burp. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, "This Decked-Out Buddy the Elf-Themed Hotel Suite Will Have You Singing Loud For All to Hear," 19 Nov. 2019 Having a basket with all of my nursing needs was essential (breast pump, nipple cream, nipple pads, burp cloths). Melody Chiu, PEOPLE.com, "Inside Actress Camille Guaty's Dreamy Nursery for Her Newborn Son Morrison Rafael," 8 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The pack comes in several colors, can be embroidered, and contains 17 items from bodysuits to blankets to burp cloths. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "12 sustainable, organic baby clothing brands worth buying," 19 Feb. 2021 Such thawing allows microbes to munch on the once frozen organic material and burp out carbon dioxide or methane. Maya Wei-haas, National Geographic, "Colossal crater found in Siberia. What made it?," 23 Sep. 2020 Dunn is repeatedly introduced with descriptions of gastric distress, particularly burping. Rachel Louise Snyder, New York Times, "Should More Defendants Be Claiming Insanity?," 24 Mar. 2020 But this new work shows how something as minuscule as a bubble can burp microplastics into the atmosphere. Matt Simon, Wired, "That Fresh Sea Breeze You Breathe May Be Laced With Microplastic," 12 May 2020 The core Not Parent Approved pack includes 455 cards (105 questions and 350 answers) with topics ranging from pop culture references (Fortnite dance battles to forgetting your parent’s iTunes password) to the challenge of burping a whole sentence. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "These tech gifts will work for those non-techie types on your shopping list," 8 Dec. 2019 Livestock produce two-thirds of all agricultural emissions, and methane from burping cows is the largest slice of that. Brian Barth, Popular Science, "The secret to curbing farm emissions is buried in the Stone Age," 1 Apr. 2020 Biological methane can be released from rotting plants and burping cows, whereas geological sources include natural seeps from fossil fuels and leaks from natural gas and coal mining operations. Warren Cornwall, Science | AAAS, "Humans are a bigger source of climate-altering methane, new studies suggest," 20 Feb. 2020 Few with any experience of the industry can forget the horror stories of its earliest years, including Chinese factories that deliberately burped out more noxious fumes in order to be paid to clean up their act. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "To fulfill their carbon neutral promises, airlines must be prepared to bear the costs," 15 Jan. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burp. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for burp

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 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

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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