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1. noun, slang A heavy strike or blow, especially with the fist. I gave the guy a belt to the jaw after he started insulting my mother.
2. noun, slang A serving of liquor. Gimme a belt of whiskey, Tom.
3. verb, slang To deliver someone a very heavy blow or strike. She belted me right on the side of the head.
4. verb, slang To drink something, especially alcohol, very quickly or in one gulp. He belted down the glass of scotch and immediately poured himself another.
5. verb, slang To move at a very fast speed, especially in a reckless or dangerous manner. The maniac was arrested after belting along the freeway at nearly 160 miles an hour. Just then I saw Sarah belting down the hallway.
belt a drink down
To drink something, often an alcoholic beverage, quickly. He belted a drink down and ordered another before we'd gotten three steps away from the bar.
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.
1. To sing or talk loudly or forcefully. A noun or pronoun can be used between "belt" and "out." I was amazed when that young girl walked into the audition and flawlessly belted out a Whitney Houston song without the slightest hesitation. The security guard belted instructions out at us as we pulled into the parking lot.
2. To strike someone violently. I belted out the intruder with a baseball bat, and he was still unconscious when the police arrived.
belt the grape
To get drunk, especially on wine. Based on all the empty wine bottles, I'm guessing you guys really belted the grape last night.
To anchor or fasten someone in place, as with a seatbelt in a vehicle. A noun or pronoun can be used between "belt" and "up." OK, the kids are belted up—let's hit the road! Can you please belt the baby up in her highchair?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
belt a drink down
Fig. to drink an alcoholic drink rapidly. (See also belt someone or something down.) She belted a couple of drinks down and went out to face her guests. How many drinks did Gloria belt down?
belt someone up
to secure someone with a belt, such as a seat belt in a car. I had to belt her up because the seat belt was so complicated. We belted up the kids securely.
belt something out
Fig. to sing or play a song loudly and with spirit. When she's playing the piano, she really belts the music out. She really knows how to belt out a song.
belt the grape
Sl. to drink wine or liquor heavily and become intoxicated. He has a tendency to belt the grape—every afternoon after work. She's been belting the grape more than her husband wants.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Knock unconscious; beat up, trounce; murder. For example, The police officer was accused of belting out the teenager before taking him to the station , or The hold-up man belted out the storekeeper and fled with the money. This expression originated in boxing. [Slang; c. 1940]
2. Sing or play music very loudly, as in She belted out the national anthem before every game. [Colloquial; c. 1950]
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.
To sing or shout something loudly and forcefully: The singer belted out the national anthem before the baseball game. He belted his story out so that everyone in the large room could hear him.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. n. a blow with the fist or hand. Quiet or I’ll give you a belt in the chops.
2. tv. to strike someone. Quiet or I’ll belt you one!
3. n. a kick or a thrill. We all got quite a belt from your jokes.
4. n. the rush or jolt from an injection of a drug. (Drugs.) This stuff has one hell of a belt.
5. n. an injection of a drug. (Drugs.) I could use a belt of smack to hold off the pain.
6. n. a swallow of liquor. Three more quick belts and he was ready to sit down and talk.
7. tv. to drink (something). (see also belt the grape.) He belted his drink and asked for another.
belt the grape
tv. to drink wine or liquor heavily and become intoxicated. He has a tendency to belt the grape—twenty-four hours a day.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.