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  • v. Present participle of burp.

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

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


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  • The price of gasoline is falling toward $1 per gallon, while merely one of the enormous hidden costs of fossil fuels has the arctic seas "burping" - methane.

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  • There are many safe and effective and free strategies that parents can use to help babies sleep, such as burping them after they eat and putting them to sleep on their backs.

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  • Prevent this by more adequate "burping", a remedy that may help even after the discomfort has developed.

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  • Once you've boarded, a flight attendant will explain the proper "burping" or "nursing" positions required during those times, says Robert Palmer, manager of public relations for WestJet.

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  • But already, developers are moving from simple applications, such as burping jukeboxes and puzzle games, on to new territories.


  • The Chinese can take this, Finch muses, because they are more nonchalant about bodily functions, such as burping, farting or even going to the bathroom - an act performed squatting sans doors in some places in China.

  • This is after "burping" it multiple times, disgarding duplicates, outdates, out of business, out of the world, etc … In doing this I started down an odd memory lane of sorts, all the way back to my very first venture into a business for business purposes.


  • We had to go on in 45 minutes and I had this gnocchi/linguini Bolognese combo that I could only eat half of and I was still burping up garlic bread on everyone in front of me during the show.

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  • I was picked up by my girlfriend and I was farting in the car, swearing, burping and saying the most inappropriate things and she was completely shocked.

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  • Curse words, hearing loss, sleep deprivation, a lesson in burping the alphabet from Uncle Joey, sure.

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