verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of burp
OTHER WORDS FROM burpburp·less, adjective
Words nearby burp
What does burp mean?
A burp is the often noisy instance of stomach gas being released through the mouth. It often happens after you eat or especially after you drink a bubbly drink like soda.
Burp can also be used as a verb meaning to release gas in such a way, as in I burped right in the middle of the meeting—it was so embarrassing.
Burping is common and normal, but it’s often considered rude to burp in public, especially to do so loudly. It’s typically considered the polite thing to do to try to cover up a burp.
As a verb, burp can also mean to help a baby to burp, as in I always enjoyed burping my babies after they drank their bottle—it’s so satisfying to get a big burp out! Babies are burped to prevent the buildup of gas. Usually, burping is done by gently patting the baby’s back.
Burp is also sometimes used in a figurative way in the context of a thing releasing gas or air or something else, especially in a messy way. A volcano can be said to burp out fumes. You can burp a food storage container—let the excess air out of it—by quickly opening and closing the lid.
Example: My grandfather loved to conclude his dinner by unleashing a loud burp to signal his satisfaction.
Where does burp come from?
The first records of the word burp come from around 1930. It is an Americanism that is meant to imitate the sound a person makes when they burp.
Burps are often considered impolite, especially in front of other people, but like a lot of other bodily functions, they’re also pretty funny. A person loudly burping in an inappropriate situation is a common gag in movies.
Burping is much less funny when it’s a sign of an underlying problem. Burping is normal, but excessive burping can be a sign of digestive or gastrointestinal issues.
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How is burp used in real life?
Burps are very common. Like other bodily functions, burping is sometimes considered rude but it’s also considered funny.
is it possible to burp and sing at the same time? hmmm that would be very interesting?? lol don't mind me .. im just thinking outloud
— ♕DinahJane (@dinahjane97) December 5, 2015
— bastianvoicedoc (@bastianvoicedoc) November 18, 2020
Youngest Son is laughing so hard at something online that he keeps belching. Loudly. In the middle of peels of hysterical laughter. The burps sound exactly like when he’d puke as a baby. Turns out, I have muscle memory for this, and can run to the ohh to eat room in .2 seconds.
— Dev Brown (@DevonChaos) November 18, 2020
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Is the word burp used correctly in the following sentence?
Make sure you burp the baby after she takes her bottle.
Example sentences from the Web for burp
As it nibbled on sunflower seeds that it turned in its little paws like tiny ears of corn, the squirrel emitted squeaks, grunts and burps that quite possibly exceed the recommended daily allowance of cute.Here’s the story behind a viral video of a baby red squirrel munching on seeds|John Kelly|April 11, 2021|Washington Post
Just one year ago, dads were as likely as moms to crowd the halls of my kids’ elementary school at morning drop-off and wash burp cloths at the laundromat, babies strapped to their chests.How to promote equity at home as moms are being forced from the workforce|Kendra Hurley|March 11, 2021|Washington Post
Hyper-energetic sun burps are usually harmless here on Earth thanks to our planet’s magnetosphere, but the team was curious what they might look like in other systems.Violent space weather could limit life on nearby exoplanets|Paola Rosa-Aquino|December 11, 2020|Popular Science
It could just be an ordinary low-energy burp, offering no clues about the major eruptions.A Surprise Discovery Points to the Source of Fast Radio Bursts|Shannon Hall|June 11, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Clinton is the original political rock star, and the media remain utterly captivated by his every burp, cough, and hiccup.
Every time I have burp or my body has an urge to slow down, I tell myself, there is no reason to slow down.
He comes to power like Fidel Castro and enters Time magazine with a burp gun.
I can recommend strollers, changing tables, potties, burp cloths.When Did "Married Without Children" Become Gauche?|Rachel Shukert|November 15, 2008|DAILY BEAST
The burp-gunner advanced into the room, looked around, saw von Schlichten, and addressed him.Uller Uprising|Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
It was the pistol known as the "burp gun," that sprayed slugs like a hose.
Across the hall, Long Shadow's burp gun had made a fine mess.
"And I'll burp like a lady, if at all," Moira assured him cheerfully as they got ready to leave.Special Delivery|Damon Francis Knight
The baby fed and fed, and let out a deep burp in three-part harmony, spat up a little, and drank some more.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow