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1[mass noun] Belts collectively, or material for belts:‘a small piece of plastic belting’
- ‘In mitigation the person representing the company which employs about 35 people, said about 95 per cent of the company's work now involves light, plastic belting, rather than leather.’
- ‘I'm not sure from your question if you are planning to tie the belt, or use a buckle; if the former, I recommend avoiding the belting, as this will make it very difficult to tie.’
- ‘The rear of some scabbards was also decorated and all had loops at the back to take the leather belting which would attach the weapon to its wearer.’
- ‘This beginning was a highly personal, yet formal ceremony in which Funakoshi is said to have handed out lengths of black belting to his pupils.’
2A beating, especially with a belt as a punishment:‘we were dead lucky to get to bed without a belting’
battering, thrashing, beating, thumping, pounding, pummelling, hammering, buffeting, drubbingView synonyms
- ‘Mr Davis, an engineer from Chiswick, stated: ‘Personally, I'd give them a good belting.’’
- ‘But most of all, we are still nothing like as preoccupied with appearance as the French, and in this country, a good father would no more criticise how his daughter looked than give her a belting.’
- ‘We weren't allowed to speak our native tongue at high school; I got a belting from the principal a couple of times.’
- ‘The campaign is a learning process and, as any schoolboy once knew, that tends to include a couple of beltings.’
- ‘After a public belting in the street, Effie dragged him back to the shop by his ear, forcing him to apologise to the shopkeeper and replace the lot.’
Outstanding:‘they've come up with some belting songs’
- ‘It began at a belting pace with numerous ferocious challenges providing most of the entertainment in the early stages.’
- ‘It is all a far cry from his first round exit last year at the hands of another Croatian, Ivo Karlovic, the 6'10 ‘giant with the belting serve.’’
- ‘Milan Baros picks up the ball in midfield, goes on a belting run and shoots high over the crossbar from the edge of the box, when he perhaps should have passed to Riise or Garcia, who were in better positions.’
- ‘Inevitably, the young Karim, who was ‘shy and introverted’, wanted to become a fashion designer, although he was also a belting ice-hockey player.’
- ‘Danny scored two belting tries and was a clear man of the match award winner.’
- ‘After that there is, in all probability, the veteran Wayne Arthurs, another tall left hander with a belting serve.’
- ‘I have known Paul for a long time and think he is a belting bloke.’
- ‘Preamble It's been another belting day's play at Edgbaston and, wonderful to relate, England are on top.’
- ‘This is the place that Kim Clijsters fell in love with as a promising teenager with belting ground strokes and a wide-eyed enthusiasm.’
- ‘At least Labour has chosen a belting theme song for the election campaign: ‘What have you done today to make you feel proud?’’
- ‘Good music, friendly staff, and a belting atmosphere, nice clientele, lots of class without too much pretence and one of the better bars in Manchester.’
- ‘Extremely powerful and with a belting serve, he grew up on clay, but fancies himself on any surface.’
- ‘Another belting strike from range, this time from Seedorf.’
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