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verb (used without object)
  1. to eject gas spasmodically and noisily from the stomach through the mouth; eruct.

  2. to emit contents violently, as a gun, geyser, or volcano.

  1. to issue spasmodically; gush forth: Fire and smoke belched from the dragon's mouth.

verb (used with object)
  1. to eject (gas or the like) spasmodically or violently; give forth: a chimney belching smoke.

  1. an instance of belching; eructation.

  2. a violent emittance of flame, smoke, gas, etc.

Origin of belch

before 1000; Middle English belchen,Old English bealcettan; cognate with Dutch balken, belken to bray; perhaps extended form akin to bell2, bellow

Other words from belch

  • belcher, noun
  • outbelch, verb (used with object)

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How to use belch in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for belch


/ (bɛltʃ) /

  1. (usually intr) to expel wind from the stomach noisily through the mouth; eructate

  2. to expel or be expelled forcefully from inside: smoke belching from factory chimneys

  1. to say (curses, insults, etc) violently or bitterly

  1. an act of belching; eructation

Origin of belch

Old English bialcan; related to Middle Low German belken to shout, Dutch balken to bray

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