Definition of burp in English:


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Pronunciation: /bəːp


[no object]
  • 1Noisily release air from the stomach through the mouth; belch.
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    • She paused to swallow noisily, burped, and then wiped her mouth with the back of her hand.
    • 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.
    • He stared deliberately at his sister with bored eyes, opened his mouth… and burped, loudly.
    belch, bring up wind; Scottish & Northern English rift
    informal gurk
    archaic bolk, rout, ruck
    rare eruct, eructate
  • 1.1 [with object] Make (a baby) belch after feeding, typically by patting its back.
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    • I spent the rest of the day learning how to change diapers, burp a baby, and feed a baby.
    • If you have an infant and the baby has gas, burping the baby is being a good parent.
    • Try burping your baby more often during feedings.


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  • A noise made by air released from the stomach through the mouth; a belch.
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    • I quickly sat up starting a combination of burps and breath holding to get rid of the pesky hiccups I'd gotten.
    • An earthshaking burp roared from the dog's mouth, and the breath alone gave Ruth the shock of her life.
    • 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.
    belch; Scottish & Northern English rift
    informal gurk
    archaic bolk
    rare eructation, ventosity


1930s (originally US): imitative.

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