- adj. idiomatic Dead or defunct.
- v. idiomatic To gather close to, or approach eagerly or assertively, as a bar for ordering alcoholic drinks.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to approach (a counter) and stand in front of it; -- used mostly in the phrase belly up to the bar (i.e. to a counter in a saloon).
- adj. defunct; bankrupt; -- used mostly of commercial organizations; often used in the phrase go belly-up, i. e. to go bankrupt.
- adj. financially ruined
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