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

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

Tracking the latest news on data system The NHL’s ambitious data venture belched out a substantial burp this past week, as first reported Thursday by ESPN.com’s Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "Looking at the legacy of Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs," 7 Sep. 2019 Then massage the infant's back rather than patting to bring on a burp. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Trash in the ocean," 26 Aug. 2019 The sun's burps are hundreds of times the size of the Earth. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This 'Big Red Ball' Can Replicate Solar Winds on Earth," 31 July 2019 The best gift was a package of burp cloths and a group of friends who didn’t kick me out of book club. Caroline Langerman, Washington Post, "How I survived my daughter’s colicky infancy," 23 July 2019 But cow burps are worse for the climate, scientists say. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "A primer on methane (and cow flatulence)," 1 Aug. 2019 Follow up work with the TGO and Mars Express, another orbiter, will reveal whether their instruments picked up this latest martian burp. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "NASA rover catches big whiff of methane on Mars—but where did it come from?," 24 June 2019 The game starts with a burp contest to see who will read the cards (the Burp Boss). Christina Barron, Washington Post, "Top travel toys and games for 2019," 10 June 2019 This raised a question: Had that gas been there for dozens or perhaps hundreds of years — a long-ago cosmic burp unrelated to the supernova itself? Quanta Magazine, "Lucky Break Leads to Controversial Supernova Discovery," 5 July 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

And that cow burps up methane, an extremely potent greenhouse gas. Matt Simon, WIRED, "We’re Eating This Planet to Death," 8 Aug. 2019 With terrestrial sources eliminated, astronomers focused on more otherworldly explanations, speculating that FRBs might be burps from evaporating black holes or even intergalactic transmissions from alien civilizations. Jonathan O'callaghan, Scientific American, "Mysterious Outburst’s Quiet Cosmic Home Yields More Questions Than Answers," 27 June 2019 Breath samples were also taken to measure how much methane cows were burping. National Geographic, "Can methane burps be bred out of cows?," 3 July 2019 Because methane is a byproduct of life, though, something could be burping below the surface. Shannon Stirone, WIRED, "Space Photos of the Week: Chaotic, Gassy Mars," 6 July 2019 These vehicles are clean and sleek, but always excreting, burping, farting gaseous waste. Aaron Stern, WSJ, "Summer Reads That Fuel Automobile Nostalgia," 14 June 2019 Kelly also loves burping, gives great advice, and her philosophy about working out is something every woman should hear. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Fans Can't Stop Talking About Kelly Clarkson's Battle Rounds Dress," 26 Mar. 2019 According to the Cleveland Clinic, burping is the more common way to expel gas from the body. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Does Lying Down After Eating Really Cause Gas?," 28 Mar. 2019 Side effects from omega 3 fatty acids can include burping up a fishy taste, stomach distress, and heartburn. David Becker, Philly.com, "Why this cardiologist is no longer recommending fish oil supplements," 1 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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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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