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Meaning of “stomach” in the English Dictionary

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stomachnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈstʌm.ək/ (plural stomachs)
A2 an ​organ in the ​body where ​food is ​digested, or the ​softfrontpart of ​yourbody just below the ​chest: He was ​punched in the stomach. The ​doctorasked him to ​lie down on his stomach. The ​sight of ​blood always churns/​turns my stomach (= makes me ​feel as if I am going to ​vomit). She has a very delicate stomach and doesn't ​eatspicyfood. I was ​hungry and my stomach had ​started growling/​rumbling (= making ​noises). He ​felt a ​knot of ​nervousness in the pit (= ​bottom) of his stomach. I ​suggested that some ​weaktea might settle (= ​calm) her stomach.

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stomachverb [T usually in negatives]

uk   us   /ˈstʌm.ək/
(Definition of stomach from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stomachnoun [C]

 us   /ˈstʌm·ək/ (plural stomachs)
biology an ​organ in the ​body where ​food is ​digested Your stomach is also the ​frontpart of ​yourbody near the ​waist. Stomach can also ​meandesire 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.

stomachverb [T]

 us   /ˈstʌm·ək/
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.
(Definition of stomach from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stomach”
in Korean 위, 복부, 배…
in Arabic مَعِدة, بَطْن…
in Malaysian perut…
in French estomac, ventre…
in Russian желудок, живот…
in Chinese (Traditional) 胃, 肚子,腹部…
in Italian stomaco…
in Turkish mide, karın, karın boşluğu…
in Polish żołądek, brzuch…
in Spanish estómago, barriga…
in Vietnamese dạ dày, bụng…
in Portuguese estômago, ventre…
in Thai กระเพาะ, ท้อง…
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…
in Indonesian lambung, perut…
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