belly

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɛli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɛli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(belē)


Inflections of 'belly' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": bellies
Inflections of 'belly' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bellies
v 3rd person singular
bellying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bellied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
bellied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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belly

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. My belly really hurts!
  2. my belly is [aching, sore] from
  3. a belly full of [beer, rum, wine]
  4. filled his belly with [beer]
  5. a [fat, skinny, bloated] belly
  6. Your belly is getting [bigger, fatter].
  7. has a (big) beer belly
  8. You're getting quite the beer belly!
  9. His belly [bounced, jiggled] as he laughed.
  10. Her belly [rose, heaved] as she slept.
  11. His (huge) belly hung over his [belt, pants].
  12. have too much fat around my belly
  13. got [hit, kicked] in the belly
  14. tickled [her, the child's] belly
  15. a heavily-pregnant belly
  16. the belly of [a ship, an aircraft]
  17. [in, load up, damage to] the [ship's] belly
  18. informal: the [plan, business] went belly up
n as adj
  1. have a belly ache
  2. poked him in his belly button
  3. has a belly button ring
  4. is a belly dancer
  5. gave him a belly dance
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