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

In the photo, Crew's mother shows a wooden baby nursey covered with baby wipes, burp cloths and towels, thrown ontop of a white rug. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "'Fixer Upper' star Joanna Gaines shows 'all nighter' aftermath photo with newborn son Crew," 7 Aug. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Barry burped some Domino’s and beer and then reached over and put his hand on Jeff Park’s shoulder. Gary Shteyngart, The New Yorker, "The Luck of Kokura," 18 June 2018 The endless cycle of crying, feeding, burping, diapering, bathing, clothing and coddling, while trying to battle fatigue and pain after birth is taxing. Shanon Lee, Redbook, "Why I Refuse to Feel Shame for Bottle Feeding," 14 July 2015 Animal agriculture is responsible for about 15 percent of greenhouse gases, mostly from enteric methane burped up by ruminants like cattle and goats. Tamar Haspel, Vox, "Lab-grown meat and the fight over what it can be called, explained," 31 Aug. 2018 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

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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 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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