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belt

noun uk   /belt/ us  

belt noun (CLOTHING)

A2 [C] a strip of leather or material worn around the waist to support clothes or for decoration: She fastened her belt tightly around her waist. He had eaten so much that he had to loosen his belt a couple of notches.
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belt noun (MOVING STRIP)

[C] a flat strip of material in a machine that moves along continuously to keep another part turning, or to keep objects on it moving along: a fan belt a conveyor belt

belt noun (AREA)

[C usually singular] an area, usually just outside a city, where a particular group of people live, such as the commuter belt and the stockbroker belt, or an area that is known for a particular characteristic, such as the cotton belt (= an area where cotton is grown)

belt noun (HIT)

[C usually singular] informal a hard hit or punch: a belt on the jaw

belt

verb uk   /belt/ us  

belt verb (MOVE FAST)

[I + adv/prep] UK informal (especially of a vehicle) to travel with great speed: The car was belting along/down the road.

belt verb (HIT)

[T] informal to hit someone or something hard, especially with violence: He belted him in the face.

belt verb (CLOTHING)

[T] to tie something with a belt: I belted my coat tightly.
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Translations of “belt”
in Korean 허리띠, 벨트…
in Arabic حِزام…
in French ceinture, courroie, zone…
in Turkish kemer, kuşak, bölge…
in Italian cintura…
in Chinese (Traditional) 服飾, 腰帶…
in Russian ремень, пояс, зона…
in Polish pasek, pas…
in Spanish cinturón, correa, faja…
in Portuguese cinto…
in German der Gürtel, der (Treib-)Riemen, das Gebiet…
in Catalan cinturó…
in Japanese (革や布の)ベルト…
in Chinese (Simplified) 服饰, 腰带…
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