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Idioms about belly

    go / turn belly up, Informal. to come to an end; die; fail: After years of barely surviving on donations, the neighborhood social club finally went belly up.

Origin of belly

before 950; Middle English bely,Old English belig, belg bag, skin; cognate with German Balg,Gothic balgs,Old Norse belgr sack; akin to Welsh bol(a), boly,Irish bolg sack, belly, bellows, Serbo-Croatian bl脿zina,Latvian pab脿lsts,Avestan bar蓹zi拧-,Persian b膩lish cushion

OTHER WORDS FROM belly

bel路ly路like, adjective
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How to use belly in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for belly

belly
/ (藞b蓻l瑟) /

noun plural -lies
verb -lies, -lying or -lied
to swell out or cause to swell out; bulge

Word Origin for belly

Old English belig; related to Old High German balg, Old Irish bolg sack, Sanskrit barhi chaff
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Medical definitions for belly

belly
[ b臅l膿 ]

n.
abdomen
The stomach.
The womb; the uterus.
The bulging, central part of a muscle.venter
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Other Idioms and Phrases with belly

belly

see go belly up.

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