French translation of 'belt'
1. [of trousers, coat] ceinture f
to tighten one’s belt (= make economies) se serrer la ceinture see also below-the-belt
to have sth under one’s belt (= to one’s credit) avoir qch à son actif
that was below the belt! (= unfair) quel coup bas !
2. [of machine] courroie f
3. (= area) région f
industrial belt région f industriellesee also rust belt
(= thrash) donner une raclée à
(Britain) (informal) (= run) filer (à toutes jambes)
Phrasal verbsbelt along, belt down, belt out, belt up
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Example Sentences Including 'belt'
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Nor did he have any scruples about hitting below the belt.The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (2005)
He points to a large display of belts, buckles and harnesses for mountaineering and rock climbing.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
I was earning a lot of money and all of a sudden we had to tighten our belts,' he said.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Lenders are also tightening their belts.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Once the item is scanned and picked, it is sent along the conveyor belt to be packed or gift wrapped.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
That applies much more in some of the northern areas of green belt.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The company had to withdraw the cars with seat belts and abandoned the whole idea.THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)
I don't think you can move out of construction and be taken seriously unless you have something like this under your belt.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I'd always been the higher earner in the family so we had to tighten our belts.The Sun (2016)
The carbon belt drive is an advance on a regular chain so you won't get oil on your clothes during cycling.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Their reward was a red and gold cloth badge and a brass rather than silver belt buckle.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Tie a belt round the waist to fit in somewhere in between.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
When he's out, he holds on to her jacket and is attached to her by a belt around his waist.The Sun (2017)
At least he finally has a win under his belt to help give him one good night's sleep.The Sun (2013)
But the conveyor belt is already inexorable.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Those who find such sums morally offensive had better fasten their belts.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Alternatively, there may be a problem with the belt that drives the power steering pump.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Something belted at the waist will define the silhouette.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The locking carry case can be attached to a belt or a backpack.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Let the moving belt move your left foot about the same distance it would move during a natural stride.Living with Angina (1991)
An unexploded bomb belt was also found close by.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She kicks up her heels on the dancefloor while a Beatles cover band belts out another classic.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The singer belted out her hit Burn and was joined by three of the male contestants.The Sun (2013)
They have tightened their belts too much and are overly cautious about lending money.The Sun (2009)
They should be setting an example of how to tighten your belt during hard times.The Sun (2010)
This is the last real bit of green belt in the area of any scale.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Why not allow the building of houses within green belt areas and green up those brownfield sites?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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'belt' in Other Languages
British English: belt /bɛlt/ NOUN
A belt is a strip of leather or cloth that you fasten round your waist.
He wore a belt with a large brass buckle.
- American English: belt
- Arabic: حِزَام
- Brazilian Portuguese: cinto
- Chinese: 带子
- Croatian: pojas
- Czech: opasek
- Danish: bælte
- Dutch: riem
- European Spanish: cinturón
- Finnish: vyö
- French: ceinture
- German: Gürtel
- Greek: ζώνη
- Italian: cinta
- Japanese: ベルト
- Korean: 허리띠
- Norwegian: belte
- Polish: pasek
- European Portuguese: cinto
- Romanian: curea
- Russian: ремень
- Spanish: cinturón
- Swedish: skärp
- Thai: เข็มขัด
- Turkish: kemer
- Ukrainian: ремінь
- Vietnamese: thắt lưng
British English: belt VERB
If someone belts you, they hit you very hard.
Is it right she belted him in the gut?' she asked.
Translation of belt from the Collins English to French Dictionary