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stomach

noun [C]  /ˈstʌm·ək/ ( plural stomachs) us  
biology an organ in the body where food is digested Your stomach is also the front part of your body near the waist. Stomach can also mean desire or an interest in doing something: I used to watch the TV news all the time, but I no longer have the stomach for it.

stomach

verb [T]  /ˈstʌm·ək/ us  
to accept or be able to deal with something that causes you difficulty: Vernon was simply too unreliable, and after awhile we couldn’t stomach his behavior.
Translations of “stomach”
in Korean 위, 복부, 배…
in Arabic مَعِدة, بَطْن…
in French estomac, ventre…
in Turkish mide, karın, karın boşluğu…
in Italian stomaco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 胃, 肚子,腹部…
in Russian желудок, живот…
in Polish żołądek, brzuch…
in Spanish estómago, barriga…
in Portuguese estômago, ventre…
in German der Magen, der Bauch…
in Catalan estómac, panxa…
in Japanese 胃, 腹, おなか…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胃, 肚子,腹部…
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