Adjective "burp" definition and examples

(Burp may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bəːp/

Definitions and examples

verb

Noisily release air from the stomach through the mouth; belch.
  1. 'She kept muttering obscenities and burping loudly.'
  2. 'As they stand around, idly tossing back beers and burping, somebody or the other will bring up the topic of ‘women and shopping.’'
  3. 'He burped really loud and then rubbed his stomach.'
  4. 'The last time I hung out with her, she burped up stomach acid twice and couldn't remember the answer to a question she asked me a few minutes before.'
  5. 'My mom said that they wouldn't cover their mouths when they burped, and she would laugh about it.'
  6. 'As if on cue, I burp and clutch my stomach, groaning.'
  7. 'This is not to say that the upper management of camp needs to be informed every time a camper burps, but they should know about such things as severe homesickness, enuresis, and aggression.'
  8. 'About an hour later, he got fussy and I took him home, fed him, burped him, changed him, and sang him to sleep.'
  9. 'If you're not feeding them, you're burping them, and if you're not burping them, you're changing a diaper.'
  10. 'So why should human dads stick around and burp a baby?'
  11. 'She burps her and then wipes baby slobber off of Elijah's mouth.'
  12. 'If you have an infant and the baby has gas, burping the baby is being a good parent.'
  13. 'I didn't even know how to change diapers or feed them or burp them.'

noun

A noise made by air released from the stomach through the mouth; a belch.
  1. 'I quickly sat up starting a combination of burps and breath holding to get rid of the pesky hiccups I'd gotten.'
  2. 'You'll be midway through sentences and have to disguise burps.'
  3. 'A few seconds later, when the burp sounded again, he ignored it, finished his lunch, and went back to his room.'
  4. 'He clapped a hand over his mouth, as if to stifle a burp or cover a yawn.'
  5. 'Finally she lets out a loud burp, mumbles, ‘Excuse me’ and returns inside.'
  6. 'I let out a small burp which left a burning tingle in my mouth and nose.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be burp."

Origin

1930s (originally US): imitative.