from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A belch.
  • noun A brief sharp sound.
  • intransitive verb To belch.
  • intransitive verb To make brief sharp sounds.
  • intransitive verb To cause (a baby) to expel gas from the stomach, as by patting the back after feeding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A belch.
  • verb intransitive To emit a burp.
  • verb transitive To cause someone (such as a baby) to burp.

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

  • verb expel gas from the stomach
  • noun a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth


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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Originally from American English, of imitative origin.


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