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- A band worn around the waist to hold clothing to one's body (usually pants), hold weapons (such as a gun or sword), or serve as a decorative piece of clothing.
- As part of the act, the fat clown's belt broke, causing his pants to fall down.
- A band used as a restraint for safety purposes, such as a seat belt.
- Keep your belt fastened; this is going to be quite a bumpy ride.
- A band that is used in a machine to help transfer motion or power.
- The motor had a single belt that snaked its way back and forth around a variety of wheels.
- A powerful blow, often made with a fist.
- After the bouncer gave him a solid belt to the gut, Simon had suddenly had enough of barfighting.
- A quick drink of liquor.
- Care to join me in a belt of scotch?
- (usually Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A geographical region known for a particular product or feature (Corn Belt, Bible Belt).
- (band worn around waist): girdle, waistband, sash, strap
- (band used as safety restraint): restraint, safety belt, seat belt
- (powerful blow): blow, punch, sock, wallop
Third person singular
- (transitive) To encircle.
- The small town was belted by cornfields in all directions.
- (transitive) To fasten a belt.
- Edgar belted himself in and turned the car's ignition.
- The rotund man had difficulty belting his pants, and generally wore suspenders to avoid the issue.
- (transitive) To hit with a belt.
- The child was remanded to state custody when the lacerations on her back where her parents had belted her in punishment were revealed.
- (transitive) and intransitive To scream or sing in a loud manner.
- He belted out the national anthem.
- (transitive) To drink quickly, often in gulps.
- He belted down a shot of whisky.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To hit someone or something.
- The angry player belted the official across the face, and as a result was ejected from the game.
- (intransitive) To move very fast
- He was really belting along.
- (to encircle): circle, girdle, surround
- (to fasten a belt): buckle, fasten, strap
- (to hit with a belt): strap, whip
- (to drink quickly): gulp, pound, slurp
- (to hit someone or something): bash, clobber, smack, wallop
- (to move quickly): book, speed, whiz, zoom
- (archaic) site?
From Arabic بلد (bálad).
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