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

     

    stomach

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈstʌmək//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌmək//
     
    (especially in negative sentences or questions)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stomach
    BrE BrE//ˈstʌmək//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌmək//
     
    he / she / it stomachs
    BrE BrE//ˈstʌməks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌməks//
     
    past simple stomached
    BrE BrE//ˈstʌməkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌməkt//
     
    past participle stomached
    BrE BrE//ˈstʌməkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌməkt//
     
    -ing form stomaching
    BrE BrE//ˈstʌməkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌməkɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1stomach something to approve of something and be able to enjoy it; to enjoy being with a person I can't stomach violent films. I find him very hard to stomach.
  2. 2stomach something to be able to eat something without feeling ill/sick She couldn't stomach any breakfast.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French estomac, stomaque, via Latin from Greek stomakhos ‘gullet’, from stoma ‘mouth’. The early sense of the verb was ‘be offended at, resent’ (early 16th cent.).Extra examples I can’t stomach violent films. I find him very hard to stomach.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stomach