- 1 the part of the body below the chest synonym gut synonym stomach They crawled along on their bellies. see also beer belly,
- 2 (literary) the round or curved part of an object the belly of a ship
- 3 -bellied (in adjectives) having the type of belly mentioned flat-bellied fat-bellied Idioms
to fail completely Last year the business went belly up after one of the partners resigned.
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