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Definition of "belch" [belch]

  • To expel gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth; burp. (verb-intransitive)
  • To erupt or explode. (verb-intransitive)
  • To gush forth. (verb-intransitive)
  • To expel (gas) noisily from the stomach through the mouth; burp. (verb-transitive)
  • To eject violently. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "belch" in a sentence
  • "The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected."
  • "Because belch is the only word that does this justice, truly."
  • "Then came the latest sustained ashen belch from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokul, re-routing, delaying or cancelling hundreds of trans-Atlantic flights over the weekend and into the week of the festival's opening."