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stomach

noun [C] uk   /ˈstʌm.ək/ (plural stomachs) us  
A2 an organ in the body where food is digested, or the soft front part of your body just below the chest: He was punched in the stomach. The doctor asked 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's got a very delicate stomach and doesn't eat spicy food. 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 a cup of tea might settle (= calm) her stomach.

stomach

verb [T usually in negatives] uk   /ˈstʌm.ək/ us  
to be able to accept an unpleasant idea or watch something unpleasant: He can't stomach the idea that Peter might be the next chairman. She found the violence in the film hard to stomach.
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