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Definition of "burp" [burp]

  • A belch. (noun)
  • A brief sharp sound: the burp of antiaircraft fire. (noun)
  • To belch. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make brief sharp sounds: "Radio noises burped from the front of the cabin” ( Jonathan Kellerman). (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause (a baby) to expel gas from the stomach, as by patting the back after feeding. (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 "burp" in a sentence
  • "San Francisco's AT & T Park smells like a garlic burp from the late Jerry Garcia."
  • "What we are unhappy with is the media's idea that this is a game to be played, and every burp from a politician is not a new story."
  • "This is a profoundly enjoyable experience, followed by another joyous moment, his first bottle burp, which is usually fuller and deeper than a breast burp on account of the air bubbles."