Here at last was an opportunity to belt out some of the old, much-cherished Tory tunes.
I get into certain modes of speaking, hand-gestures, a singular song that I belt out at home all day long.
Snuffling into the phone, de Lesseps offered to belt out a few verses of her upcoming single, "Money Can't Buy You Class."
Then I sent the belt out, nigh half-way, and she saw it and swam for it.
We fixed up a wheel for the other end and made a belt out of rawhide to turn the thing by hand until we got the shafting turned.
Carefully drawing the shades of the windows, Fernald emptied the pockets of the belt out onto the tablecloth.
The belt was strong and so was the buckle, and leaning over he threw one end of the belt out, not once, but several times.
Old English belt "belt, girdle," from Proto-Germanic *baltjaz (cf. Old High German balz, Old Norse balti, Swedish bälte), an early Germanic borrowing from Latin balteus "girdle, sword belt," said by Varro to be an Etruscan word.
As a mark of rank or distinction, mid-14c.; references to boxing championship belts date from 1812. Mechanical sense is from 1795. Transferred sense of "broad stripe encircling something" is from 1660s. Below the belt "unfair" (1889) is from pugilism. To get something under (one's) belt is to get it into one's stomach. To tighten (one's) belt "endure privation" is from 1887.
early 14c., "to fasten or gird with a belt," from belt (n.). Meaning "to thrash as with a belt" is 1640s; general sense of "to hit, thrash" is attested from 1838. Colloquial meaning "to sing or speak vigorously" is from 1949. Related: Belted; belting. Hence (from the "thrash with a belt" sense) the noun meaning "a blow or stroke" (1899).
To sing in a loud and vigorous style (1950s+)