Belch definition

bĕlch
The act of belching; eructation.
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The definition of belch is to release gas suddenly through the mouth.

An example of belch is to burp.

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A belch is the sudden release of gas through the mouth.

A burp is an example of a belch.

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To expel gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth; burp.
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To erupt or explode.
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To gush forth.
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To expel (gas) noisily from the stomach through the mouth; burp.
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To eject violently.
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To expel (gas) through the mouth from the stomach; eruct.
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To utter (curses, orders, etc.) violently.
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To throw forth (its contents) violently, often in spasms.

The volcano belched flame.

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To expel gas loudly or rudely from the stomach through the mouth.
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To issue with spasmodic force or noise.

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The sound one makes when belching.
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A thing belched.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
belch
Plural:
belches

Origin of belch

  • Middle English belchen from Old English bealcettan or from bealcian bealcan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English belchen, from Old English bealcan, bialcan; related to Dutch balken (“to bray”), Middle Low German belken (“to shout”).

    From Wiktionary