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stomach

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈstʌm.ək/ (plural stomachs)
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.
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stomach

verb [T usually in negatives] uk   us   /ˈstʌm.ək/
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.
Translations of “stomach”
in Arabic مَعِدة, بَطْن…
in Korean 위, 복부, 배…
in Malaysian perut…
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 Vietnamese dạ dày, bụng…
in Spanish estómago, barriga…
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 Indonesian lambung, perut…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胃, 肚子,腹部…
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