belching


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belch

 (bĕlch)
v. belched, belch·ing, belch·es
v.intr.
1. To expel gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth; burp.
2. To erupt or explode.
3. To gush forth.
v.tr.
1. To expel (gas) noisily from the stomach through the mouth; burp.
2. To eject violently.

[Middle English belchen, from Old English bealcettan or from *bealcian; akin to bealcan.]

belch n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.belching - the forceful expulsion of something from insidebelching - the forceful expulsion of something from inside; "the belching of smoke from factory chimneys"
ejection, forcing out, expulsion, projection - the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
2.belching - a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouthbelching - a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
ejection, forcing out, expulsion, projection - the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
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Southward, with low funnel belching forth fire and smoke into the blackness of the night, the huge engine, with its solitary saloon carriage and guard's brake, thundered its way through the night towards the great metropolis.
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Countless were the vessels and men that passed over our eastern and western horizons never to return; but whether they met their fates before the belching tubes of submarines or among the aimlessly drifting mine fields, no man lived to tell.
The Macedonia, belching the blackest of smoke from her funnel, was charging down upon us from out of the north-east.
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Fallow deer like dense woodland but have been seen rutting in the open valley at Dinefwr Park; | listen out for rhythmic belching and bellowing; | scrapes and wallows - these are signs that rutting deer, or deer preparing for the rut, have used the area.
Summary: Guatemala's Fuego volcano has begun belching lava and ash thousands of feet into the sky.
Belching helps relieve discomfort or fullness caused by an inflated stomach.