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English definition of “belt”

belt

verb     /belt/ informal
belt along/down/through, etc UK to move very fast: He came belting down the street.Moving quickly
[T] to hit someone or something very hardPhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in generalHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of belt verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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