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verb [I/T]  /bɜrp/ us  
to force air from the stomach to come out through the mouth with a noise; belch If you burp a baby, you help it to get rid of air in its stomach by gently rubbing or gently hitting its back.
noun [C]  /bɜrp/ us  
The baby gave a contented burp.
(Definition of burp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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