2. [syn: belch, belching, burp, burping, eructation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Belch \Belch\ (b[e^]lch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belched
(b[e^]lch); p. pr. & vb. n. Belching.] [OE. belken, AS.
bealcan, akin to E. bellow. See Bellow, v. i.]
1. To eject or throw up from the stomach with violence; to
I belched a hurricane of wind. --Swift.
2. To eject violently from within; to cast forth; to emit; to
give vent to; to vent.
Within the gates that now
Stood open wide, belching outrageous flame.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the forceful expulsion of something from inside; "the
belching of smoke from factory chimneys"
2: a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the
mouth [syn: belch, belching, burp, burping,