Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A belch.
  • n. A brief sharp sound: the burp of antiaircraft fire.
  • intransitive v. To belch.
  • intransitive v. To make brief sharp sounds: "Radio noises burped from the front of the cabin” ( Jonathan Kellerman).
  • transitive v. To cause (a baby) to expel gas from the stomach, as by patting the back after feeding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A belch.
  • v. To emit a burp.
  • v. To cause someone (such as a baby) to burp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth.
  • intransitive v. to same as belch.
  • transitive v. to cause to belch; -- used especially of actions parents take to relieve stomach gas in infants.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. expel gas from the stomach
  • n. a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth

Etymologies

Imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Originally from American English, of imitative origin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • San Francisco's AT & T Park smells like a garlic burp from the late Jerry Garcia.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • A burp is a simple function designed to expel excess air from the stomach, air which we swallow while eating, drinking carbonated beverages or smoking, among other ways.

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  • Many coffee roasters sell their freshest wares in bags that have a small vent on them in order to allow them to "burp" off the extra CO2.

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  • Be sure and "burp" the lid. just now, -0/+1Once I am in 'Ash' form I could care less with what they do with me.

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  • Ruminant livestock such as sheep "burp" large amounts of methane, and release nitrous oxide through their wastes.

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  • Scientists have found the possible source of a huge carbon dioxide "burp" that happened some 18,000 years ago and which helped to end the last ice age ....

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  • Scientists detect huge carbon 'burp' that helped end last ice age

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