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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. © 2022 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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It was a filthy afternoon, the rain belting down, but 63,329 were crammed into the stadium which world stars like Pele and Eusebio had graced only weeks before.
The climb is two and a half miles, exactly the same as the descent (which is more open and sweeping than the climb, so you can imagine the girls belting down, indeed, you can appreciate why Jeremy Clarkson loved using this bit of road for his Top Gear test drives).
He tore through Paisley town centre before belting down Renfrew Road.
Because I've got kids I'm more You can see them belting down Old Manse Road and Netherton Street."
McClaren looked foolish back in 2007 when he stood on the touchline at Wembley, brolly up, rain belting down, as his England team lost to Croatia and failed to qualify for the European Championships in Austria and Switzerland.
The club tweeted: "It is absolutely belting down at the Etihad!" The city was also hit by lightning strikes, which grounded up to 30 flights at Manchester Airport and suspended tram services.
When we beat Ukraine in Lyon, his handling was terrific even when it was pouring with rain and hailstones were belting down.
In response to the Caribbeans' strong 191 for eight, Australia were 100 for one in 9.1 overs when the rain came belting down, and with no further play possible, they were declared victors by 17 runs according to the D/ L method in the Group B match on Saturday.
I could be belting down the M1 at 5am on Boxing Day to get to Kempton Park for our flagship event, the King George VI Chase, flying to Ireland to cover a big meeting such as the Irish Derby, chaperoning company directors at a sponsored event, or visiting Kauto Star at a media stable visit.
Clarke, lucky to be out in the calmer conditions on day two, also made the most of favourable weather yesterday, the later starters avoiding much of the torrential rain belting down on the Kent coast.
Though we may both be belting down the motorway we (the music and I) are, in a devilishly Einsteinian way, relative to each other.
"We used to train on the AstroTurf at Leckwith when I was young, even when it was belting down with rain," said Matthews as he looked around the facilities at a new indoor arena which is open for use by the whole community in and around Cardiff.
With the rain belting down for the final 40, it was Newcastle who continued the momentum just after the break - Gopperth adding a fourth penalty as Luke Fielden chased Jeremy Manning's up-andunder TRUSTY AND RELIABLE Newcastle Falcons were grateful to the right boot of Jimmy Gopperth as they picked up only their second Aviva Premiership win of the season at home to Gloucester yesterday, to go seven points clear of Leeds to force offside from a Gloucester fumble.
Rains started belting down across the arid valley around 3 p.m.
With rain belting down, referee Durno called a halt to give it a chance to ease, but as time passed the patient crowd were expecting a call-off decision.