One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Noisily release air from the stomach through the mouth; belch.
belch, bring up windView synonyms
- ‘She paused to swallow noisily, burped, and then wiped her mouth with the back of her hand.’
- ‘My mom said that they wouldn't cover their mouths when they burped, and she would laugh about it.’
- ‘He stared deliberately at his sister with bored eyes, opened his mouth… and burped, loudly.’
- ‘It is imperative to allow the baby to burp after feeding.’
- ‘I close my mouth as I burp and then ask for a glass of water.’
- ‘Alcohol dripped from their mouths as they gulped it down, burping out a bubble when they had the need to.’
- ‘Every now and again they realize that they're not so different after all and there is a moment of pathos, broken by Ian Save farting, burping or doing something else crude.’
- ‘As they stand around, idly tossing back beers and burping, somebody or the other will bring up the topic of ‘women and shopping.’’
- ‘As if on cue, I burp and clutch my stomach, groaning.’
- ‘She kept muttering obscenities and burping loudly.’
- ‘He's polite, respectful and, even though he burps on command at lunch, he's a little mature for his age.’
- ‘He burped really loud and then rubbed his stomach.’
- ‘This is not to say that the upper management of camp needs to be informed every time a camper burps, but they should know about such things as severe homesickness, enuresis, and aggression.’
- ‘I drank the acidic, carbonated beverage and it compounded small gas bubbles in my throat that made me burp inside my mouth.’
- ‘The last time I hung out with her, she burped up stomach acid twice and couldn't remember the answer to a question she asked me a few minutes before.’
- 1.1with object Make (a baby) belch after feeding, typically by patting its back.
- ‘She quickly fed and burped her, anxious to get ready for school.’
- ‘If you have an infant and the baby has gas, burping the baby is being a good parent.’
- ‘If you're not feeding them, you're burping them, and if you're not burping them, you're changing a diaper.’
- ‘I didn't even know how to change diapers or feed them or burp them.’
- ‘After I was done playing dress-up, I changed him, fed and burped him, bathed him, and changed him back into his pajamas and put him to bed.’
- ‘So why should human dads stick around and burp a baby?’
- ‘Students feed the infant with a bottle or breast feeding device, change diapers, and hold the infant while rocking or burping it.’
- ‘If your baby is more gassy, burping a few times during the feeding may help.’
- ‘About an hour later, he got fussy and I took him home, fed him, burped him, changed him, and sang him to sleep.’
- ‘I spent the rest of the day learning how to change diapers, burp a baby, and feed a baby.’
- ‘She burps her and then wipes baby slobber off of Elijah's mouth.’
- ‘Try burping your baby more often during feedings.’
A noise made by air released from the stomach through the mouth; a belch.
- ‘Finally she lets out a loud burp, mumbles, ‘Excuse me’ and returns inside.’
- ‘He clapped a hand over his mouth, as if to stifle a burp or cover a yawn.’
- ‘Before I can even lift him to my shoulder for a burp, he offers a sour-milky - scented belch and smiles, his eyes still half shut.’
- ‘An earthshaking burp roared from the dog's mouth, and the breath alone gave Ruth the shock of her life.’
- ‘A quiet burp escaping her throat for the second time in as many minutes, Wendy placed a paw over her mouth and glanced up at him.’
- ‘Nicky didn't notice and assumed Jon, Val, and I were tittering because of the burp, obvious as he let out another deeper belch.’
- ‘It may carry the whiff of a stale burp, rather than a breath of fresh air, but it's a guilty pleasure, nonetheless.’
- ‘I quickly sat up starting a combination of burps and breath holding to get rid of the pesky hiccups I'd gotten.’
- ‘There are nights when I'm awake for hours at a time, left-to-right side maneuvering, stifling monster burps of food I've eaten over the span of three days.’
- ‘You'll be midway through sentences and have to disguise burps.’
- ‘Wiping his mouth and letting out a rich burp, he snatched up the silver and bundled it roughly into the pocket of his jerkin, glancing around suspiciously as he did so.’
- ‘I let out a small burp which left a burning tingle in my mouth and nose.’
- ‘A few seconds later, when the burp sounded again, he ignored it, finished his lunch, and went back to his room.’
1930s (originally US): imitative.
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