Definition of belch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    belch

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//beltʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//beltʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they belch
    BrE BrE//beltʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//beltʃ//
     
    he / she / it belches
    BrE BrE//ˈbeltʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeltʃɪz//
     
    past simple belched
    BrE BrE//beltʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//beltʃt//
     
    past participle belched
    BrE BrE//beltʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//beltʃt//
     
    -ing form belching
    BrE BrE//ˈbeltʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeltʃɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to let air come up noisily from your stomach and out through your mouth He wiped his hand across his mouth, then belched loudly. synonym burp
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] belch (out/forth) (something) to send out large amounts of smoke, flames, etc.; to come out of something in large amounts synonym spew
  3. Word Origin Old English belcettan, probably imitative.

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