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

 

belly

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbeli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeli//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they belly
BrE BrE//ˈbeli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeli//
 
he / she / it bellies
BrE BrE//ˈbeliz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeliz//
 
past simple bellied
BrE BrE//ˈbelid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbelid//
 
past participle bellied
BrE BrE//ˈbelid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbelid//
 
-ing form bellying
BrE BrE//ˈbeliɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeliɪŋ//
 
 
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(bellies, bellying, bellied, bellied) [intransitive] belly (out) (especially of sails) to fill with air and become rounder The sails bellied out in the wind. Word Origin Old English belig ‘bag’, of Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘swell, be inflated’.
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