Words nearby bellied
Definition for bellied (2 of 2)
noun, plural bel·lies.
verb (used with object), bel·lied, bel·ly·ing.
verb (used without object), bel·lied, bel·ly·ing.
- to approach closely, especially until one is in physical contact: to belly up to a bar.
- to curry favor from: Would you have gotten the promotion if you hadn't bellied up to the boss?
Origin of belly
OTHER WORDS FROM bellybel·ly·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for bellied
The tent rocked and bellied, bellied and flapped with reverberations like drum-beats.The Forbidden Trail|Honor Willsie
A good breeze now bellied the sails, and almost immediately the morning darkness swallowed up the outline of the cabins.Left on the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
Canvas flapped and bellied as it dropped, from arm to arm, sending the fallen snow in a flurry to the decks.The Grey Cloak|Harold MacGrath
The flames licked and bellied in the wind, belched from the open door of the loft with the hollow intonation of a big gun.Plowing On Sunday|Sterling North
The fishing-line was laid to dry, the sail was bellied out, and the boat ran swiftly on again before the brisk breeze.Old Gold|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for bellied
noun plural -lies
verb -lies, -lying or -lied
Word Origin for belly
Medicine definitions for bellied
Idioms and Phrases with bellied
see go belly up.