belt down (something or someone)

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belt down (something or someone)

1. To anchor or fasten something or someone in place. You need to belt down the shed in the back yard before the big storm. Can you please belt down the baby in her highchair?
2. To drink something, often an alcoholic beverage, quickly. He belted down a drink and ordered another before we'd gotten three steps away from the bar.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

belt someone or something down

to secure someone or something with a belt or strap. Please belt the child's seat down and put the child in it. Did you belt down the kids?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

belt down

Swallow very quickly, as in After the race, he belted down a whole quart of water. This phrase is frequently used for guzzling whiskey or some other liquor. [Slang; mid-1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"I got in my car, belted down there, and found him slumped in a chair, his limbs limp but heavy."
I got in my car, belted down there and found him slumped in a chair, his limbs limp, but heavy.
Forget Salah or Jordan Henderson, some of the most imaginative and creative work from a Liverpool employee yesterday came from Klopp as he sought to blame a dry Hawthorns playing surface for his team throwing away a two-goal lead, a claim that sounded all the more hollow as post-match rain belted down on the West Midlands."
I pictured my future self strolling through an Italian garden in the Mediterranean warmth, enjoying the shade of the cypress trees as the Valleys rain belted down outside.
But as the rain belted down on the pitch overnight it was always going to be touch and go as to whether the match went ahead.
But as the rain belted down on the pitch overnight it was always going to be touch-and-go as to whether the match went ahead.
It proved a good day for big-servers as world number 14 John Isner belted down 22 aces to beat Spaniard Pablo Andujar 7-6(5) 1-6 6-3.
The American, who beat Britain's Heather Watson in the semi-finals, belted down 17 aces and said: "It is absolutely incredible to be able to win this tournament after so many other greats had done it.
I was one of about 100 people who slept rough outside Middlesbrough College in a night when it belted down.
Fearing an attack on a member of staff, I belted down the corridor to be met by a scene of devastation.
Doug belted down the uneven pavement towards the little girl, scooped her up in his arms, and hurried out of the way of the wagon in the nick of time.
Star performances David and Adrian Nicholls, who completed a double with Delaney's Dream and Cara's Request, and Local Hero, who won the maiden, and is reckoned to have an exciting future by trainer Steve Gollings Quote of the day "Jumping weather!" - a soaked and mud-splattered Paul Mulrennan, trudging back to the weighing room after finishing unplaced as the rain belted down Results and analysis start page 93
"As we gained height the wind was stronger and it seemed someone had pulled the plug on the bath as the rain belted down on us.
On arrival, we were stranded at the station by torrential rain which belted down for nearly two hours, leaving us feeling, well, a bit daft in our summer clobber.
The 21-year-old Perry, who has belted down 18 aces in her three matches so far, plays Russian seventh seed Elena Dementieva for the first time.