- 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[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 Word Origin Old English belcettan, probably imitative.
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//