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?
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Idioms for belly
Origin of belly
OTHER WORDS FROM bellybel·ly·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for belly
They drink too much, their bellies distend, and most possess a predilection for siliconed blondes and themed belt buckles.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it was not just their bellies that needed feeding—their minds and hearts did, too.
However, de-miners crawling on their bellies to identify, excavate, and destroy mines remain the default modus operandi.
Of sake, I raise up the tops of the jars, and fill and range in order the bellies of the jars.Shinto|W. G. (William George) Aston
They live but for their bellies, and aside from eating, drinking, sleeping and moaning they can do nothing.Foma Gordyeff|Maxim Gorky
You take good care of your bellies, the way you haul the crackers and bacon.Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals|William H. Armstrong
The yards coming down upon the caps, the sails stood out in bellies hard as iron.The Wreck of the Grosvenor, Volume 1 of 3|William Clark Russell
The water swirls about their horses' bellies and the clang of sword against sword is deafening.'The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard
British Dictionary definitions for belly
noun plural -lies
verb -lies, -lying or -lied
Word Origin for belly
Medical definitions for belly
Idioms and Phrases with belly
see go belly up.