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Language: Old English
Origin: bealcian

belch

verb
     
belch
1 [intransitive]MI to let air from your stomach come out loudly through your mouth [= burp]
2 also belch out [intransitive and transitive] to send out a large amount of smoke, flames etc, or to come out of something in large amounts:
a line of chimneys belching out smoke
Flames belched from the wreckage.
belch noun [countable]

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