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burp

Syllabification: burp
Pronunciation: /bərp
 
/
informal

Definition of burp in English:

verb

[no object]
1Noisily release air from the stomach through the mouth; belch.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
belch
formal eructate
rare eruct
archaic bolk, rout, ruck
1.1 [with object] Make (a baby) belch after feeding, typically by patting its back.
Example sentences
  • 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.

noun

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A noise made by air released from the stomach through the mouth; a belch.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
formal eructation
rare ventosity
archaic bolk

Origin

1930s: imitative.

Words that rhyme with burp

chirp, Earp, slurp, twerp, usurp

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