burpless

burp

[burp] Informal.
noun
1.
a belch; eructation.
verb (used without object)
2.
to belch; eruct.
verb (used with object)
3.
to cause (a baby) to belch by patting its back, especially to relieve flatulence after feeding.

Origin:
1930–35, Americanism; imitative

burpless, adjective
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burp (bɜːp)
 
n
1.  informal a belch
 
vb
2.  informal (intr) to belch
3.  (tr) to cause (a baby) to burp to relieve flatulence after feeding
 
[C20: of imitative origin]

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burp
1932, n. and v., Amer. Eng., apparently imitative. The transitive sense of the verb is first recorded 1940.
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burp (bûrp)
n.
Noisy expulsion of gas from the stomach through the mouth. v. burped, burp·ing, burps

  1. To expel gas from the stomach through the mouth.

  2. To cause a baby to expel gas from the stomach, as by patting the back after feeding.

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