belt


belt
belt [belt]
n.
[OE, akin to OHG balz, ult. < L balteus < ? Etr]
1. a strip or band of leather or other material worn around the waist to hold clothing up, support tools, etc., or as an ornament or sign of rank: see also SAFETY BELT
2. any encircling thing like this
3. a long, flexible band used to feed bullets into a machine gun
4. an endless strap or band for transferring motion from one wheel or pulley to another, or for conveying things
5. a region distinguished from others in some way [the Corn Belt]
6. Informal a hard blow; cuff
7. Slang
a) a drink or big gulp, esp. of liquor
b) pleasurable excitement; thrill
vt.
1. to encircle with or as with a belt; girdle
2. to fasten or attach with or as with a belt
3. to strike with a belt
4. Informal to sing loudly and lustily with a driving rhythm: usually with out
5. Informal to strike with force
6. Slang
a) to take one or more drinks of (liquor): often with down
b) to drink heavily
vi.
Informal to move at high speed
to move at high speed
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below the belt
unfair(ly); foul: orig. said of a blow to the groin in boxing
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tighten one's belt
1. to endure hunger, privation, etc. as best one can
2. to live more thriftily
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☆ under one's belt
Informal as part of one's experience [ten years of service under his belt]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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