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Originally from American English, of imitative origin.

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burp (plural burps) (chiefly US)

  1. A belch.
    • 2011, David Foster Wallace, The Pale King, page 9:
      Sylvanshine would burp and it would seem like more than a burp; it would taste like he'd almost thrown up a little.

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  • A belch is generally considered to be louder than a burp.

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burp (third-person singular simple present burps, present participle burping, simple past and past participle burped)

  1. (intransitive) To emit a burp.
  2. (transitive) To cause someone (such as a baby) to burp.

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