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1‘she had pains in her stomach’
abdomen, belly, gut, middle
informal tummy, tum, breadbasket, insides
Australian informal bingy
2‘his fat stomach’
paunch, pot belly, beer belly, girth
informal beer gut, pot, tummy, spare tyre, middle-aged spread
Scottish informal kyte
North American informal bay window
humorous, dated corporation
3‘she had no stomach for food’
appetite, taste, hunger
inclination, desire, thirst, liking, fondness, relish, fancy, mind
1‘if you cannot stomach orange juice, try apple juice’
digest, keep down, find palatable, manage to consume, manage to eat, swallow
2‘I've had just about all I can stomach of your malicious slanders’
tolerate, put up with, take, stand, endure, accept, swallow, bear, support, brook, submit to, countenance
informal stick, hack, abide
British informal wear, be doing with
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