- 1belt somebody/something (informal) to hit somebody/something hard He belted the ball right out of the park. I'll belt you if you do that again.
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal, British English) to move very fast synonym tear1 A truck came belting up behind us.
- 3[transitive] belt something to fasten a belt around something The dress was belted at the waist. She belted the coat tightly round her. Her jacket was belted loosely at the waist. Word Origin Old English, of Germanic origin, from Latin balteus
BrE BrE//belt//; NAmE NAmE//belt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they belt
BrE BrE//belt//; NAmE NAmE//belt//he / she / it belts
BrE BrE//belts//; NAmE NAmE//belts//past simple belted
BrE BrE//ˈbeltɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeltɪd//past participle belted
BrE BrE//ˈbeltɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeltɪd//-ing form belting
BrE BrE//ˈbeltɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeltɪŋ//