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belly

noun

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1 a need or desire for food
  • as dinnertime approached he could think only of his belly

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2 an enlarged or bulging abdomen
  • worked hard to get rid of his belly in time to attend his class reunion

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3 the part of the body between the chest and the pelvis
  • a baby with a round little belly

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4 the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions
  • in my belly I knew that he wasn't telling the truth, as the details of his story just didn't add up

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belly

verb

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1 to extend outward beyond a usual point
  • the sails slowly bellied as the wind picked up

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2 to move slowly with the body close to the ground
  • recruits were forced to belly over the obstacle course under simulated enemy fire

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The first known use of belly was before the 12th century

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“Belly.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/belly. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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