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Belch   /bɛltʃ/   Listen
Belch

verb
(past & past part. belched; pres. part. belching)
1.
Expel gas from the stomach.  Synonyms: bubble, burp, eruct.
2.
Become active and spew forth lava and rocks.  Synonyms: erupt, extravasate.






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"Belch" Quotes from Famous Books



... again to them without effect. The sea throws its dead by dozens on our shores every gale that blows, crying out, 'Look here at the result of economy and selfishness!' Goods to the extent of thousands of pounds are destroyed annually, and the waves that swallow them belch out the same complaint. Even the statistics that stare in the face of our legislators, and are published by their own authority, tell the same tale,—yet little or nothing is done to prevent misers from sending ships to sea in a totally unfit condition ...
— The Lifeboat • R.M. Ballantyne

... the pained'st fiend Of hell would not in reputation change: Thou art the damned doorkeeper to every Coistrel that comes inquiring for his Tib; To the choleric fisting of every rogue Thy ear is liable, thy food is such As hath been belch'd ...
— Pericles Prince of Tyre • William Shakespeare [Clark edition]

... Sir Walter Raleigh's trial (1603), Coke, when argument and evidence failed him, insulted the defendant by applying to him the term 'thou':—"All that Lord Cobham did was at thy instigation, thou viper, for I thou thee, thou traitor". And when Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night is urging Sir Andrew Aguecheek to send a sufficiently provocative challenge to Viola, he suggests to him that he "taunt him with the licence of ink; if thou thou'st him some thrice, it shall not be amiss". To keep this in mind will throw ...
— English Past and Present • Richard Chenevix Trench



Words linked to "Belch" :   ejection, projection, innate reflex, pass off, emit, forcing out, breathe, expulsion, unconditioned reflex, reflex response, explode, burst, instinctive reflex, reflex, physiological reaction, reflex action, inborn reflex



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