belt1 W3S2 [belt] n
[: Old English;]
1.) a band of leather, cloth etc that you wear around your waist to hold up your clothes or for decoration
He unbuckled his leather belt.
2.) a large area of land that has particular features or where particular people live
America's farming belt
the green (=countryside) belt BrE
3.) a circular band of something such as rubber that connects or moves parts of a machine
4.) below the belt informal
unfair or cruel
That was a bit below the belt, Paul.
The comments hit below the belt (=they were unfair or cruel) .
5.) have/get sth under your belt
to have achieved something useful or important
a secretary with several years' experience under her belt
6.) belt and braces
BrE informal a belt and braces way of doing something is one in which you do more than necessary in order to make sure that it succeeds
→↑black belt, garter belt, seat belt, safety belt, suspender belt,tighten your belt attighten
belt 2
belt2 v
2¦(go quickly)¦
Phrasal verbs
 belt something<=>out
 belt up
1.) ¦(HIT)¦ [T] informal
to hit someone or something hard
Dan belted the ball towards the goal.
2.) ¦(GO QUICKLY)¦ [I always + adverb/preposition]
BrE spoken to go somewhere very fast
= ↑charge belt down/along etc
We were belting down the motorway at 95 miles per hour.
3.) ¦(FASTEN)¦ [T]
to fasten something with a belt
Maria belted her raincoat firmly.
a dress belted loosely at the waist
belt out [belt sth<=>out] phr v
to sing a song or play an instrument loudly
She was belting out old Broadway favourites.
belt up phr v
1.) spoken used to tell someone rudely to be quiet
2.) informal to fasten your ↑seat belt in a vehicle

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