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belt

belt

 
 
pronunciation:
belt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
below the belt, under one's belt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strip of cloth, leather, or other material worn around the waist.
 
synonyms:
cincture, girdle, sash
similar words:
band, cestus, cummerbund, punch, strap, surcingle
definition 2: a continuous band of heavy, flexible material used to drive a machine or carry materials.
an automobile fan belta conveyer belt
similar words:
band, chain, ribbon
definition 3: a geographic area having a specific characteristic or reserved for a specific use.
the country's farm belt
synonyms:
area, land, region, zone
similar words:
district, stretch, strip, territory, tract
definition 4: a long strip of land.
synonyms:
strip
similar words:
stretch, stripe, tract
definition 5: a hard blow.
synonyms:
blow, bop, hit, punch, sock, wallop
similar words:
bash, beat, knock, rap, slam, slap, whop
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phrase: below the belt
phrase: under one's belt
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: belted, belting, belts
definition 1: to furnish, mark, or encircle with or as if with a belt, band, or line.
synonyms:
band, cincture, gird, line
similar words:
begird, buckle, encircle, environ, girdle, ring, strap, surround, swathe, tie, wrap
definition 2: to attach by means of a band of flexible material.
synonyms:
bind, fasten, strap, truss
similar words:
attach, band, couple, secure, swathe, tie
definition 3: to hit or strike with a belt.
synonyms:
lash, strap, whip
similar words:
beat, flagellate, flail, flog, scourge, thrash
definition 4: to hit hard, as with the fist.
synonyms:
hit, punch, slug, smash, sock, wallop, whop
similar words:
beat, flail, poke, slam, slap, smack, strike, thrash
definition 5: (informal) to sing loudly.
synonyms:
sing
similar words:
cry, roar, scream, shout, vocalize, wail
definition 6: (informal) to swig (alcohol).
synonyms:
gulp, swig
similar words:
drink, imbibe, swallow
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  • belt loop:
    a strip of cloth that holds a belt to a skirt, a pair of pants, or other piece of clothing.
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