Definition of stomach noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

stomach

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈstʌmək//
 
 
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  •   the organ inside the body where food goes when you swallow it; the front part of the body below the chest stomach pains an upset stomach exercises to strengthen the stomach muscles It's not a good idea to drink (= alcohol) on an empty stomach (= without having eaten anything). You shouldn't exercise on a full stomach. The attacker kicked him in the stomach. Lie on your stomach with your arms by your side. They crawled along the ground on their stomachs. Topic CollocationsPhysical AppearanceA person may be described as having:eyes (bright) blue/green/(dark/light) brown/hazel eyes deep-set/sunken/bulging/protruding eyes small/beady/sparkling/twinkling/shifty eyes piercing/penetrating/steely eyes bloodshot/watery/puffy eyes bushy/thick/dark/raised/arched eyebrows long/dark/thick/curly/false eyelashes/lashesface a flat/bulbous/pointed/sharp/snub nose a straight/a pointy/a Roman/an aquiline nose full/thick/thin/pouty lips dry/chapped/cracked lips flushed/rosy/red/ruddy/pale cheeks soft/chubby/sunken cheeks white/perfect/crooked/protruding teeth a large/high/broad/wide forehead a strong/weak/pointed/double chin a long/full/bushy/wispy beard a full/thin goatee a long/thin/bushy/droopy/handlebar/pencil mustachehair and skin pale/fair/olive/dark/tanned skin dry/oily/smooth/rough/leathery/wrinkled skin a dark/pale/light/sallow/ruddy/olive/swarthy/clear complexion deep/fine/small/facial wrinkles blonde/blond/fair/(light/dark) brown/(jet-)black/auburn/red/ginger/gray hair straight/curly/wavy/frizzy/spiky hair thick/thin/fine/bushy/thinning hair dyed/bleached/soft/silky/dry/greasy/shiny hair long/short/shoulder-length/cropped hair a bald/balding/shaved head a receding hairline a bald patch/spot a side/center partbody a long/short/thick/slender/ (disapproving) scrawny neck broad/narrow/sloping/rounded/hunched shoulders a bare/broad/muscular/small/large chest a flat/round/swollen/bulging stomach a small/tiny/narrow/slim/slender/28-inch waist big/wide/narrow/slim hips a straight/bent/arched/broad/hairy back thin/slender/muscular arms big/large/small/manicured/calloused/gloved hands long/short/fat/slender/delicate/bony fingers long/muscular/hairy/shapely/ (informal) (often disapproving) skinny/spindly legs muscular/chubby/ (informal) (disapproving) flabby thighs/calves big/little/small/dainty/wide/narrow/bare feet a good/slim/slender/hourglass figure be of slim/medium/average/large/athletic/stocky build see also tummy
  • Idioms
    somebody's eyes are bigger than their stomach
     
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    used to say that someone has been greedy by taking more food than they can eat
    feel sick to your stomach
     
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    to feel as though you will vomit soon
    have butterflies (in your stomach)(informal)
     
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    to have a nervous feeling in your stomach before doing something
      have no stomach for something
       
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    1. 1to not want to eat something She had no stomach for the leftover stew.
    2. 2to not have the desire or courage to do something They had no stomach for a fight.
    have a strong stomach
     
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    to be able to see or do unpleasant things without feeling sick or upset
    turn your stomach
     
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    to make you feel upset, sick, or disgusted Pictures of the burned corpses turned my stomach.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stomach