Synonyms of 'belt'
a band of leather or cloth worn around the waistHe wore a belt with a large brass buckle.
a band of flexible material between rotating shafts or pulleys to transfer motion or transmit goodsThe turning disc is connected by a drive belt to an electric motor.
an area where a specific thing is founda belt of trees
The area has been declared a disaster zone.
the large number of community groups in the area
a remote mountain region
Kolonarai is a lovely residential section of Athens.
Officers were going to retake sectors of the city.
I drove around the business district.
It's a very dangerous stretch of road.
a short boat ride across a narrow strip of water
the little vegetable patch in her backyard
A vast tract of land is ready for development.
a sharp blow(informal) He gave me a belt over the head with a scrubbing brush.
He went off to hospital after a blow to the face.
He had taken a knock on the head in training.
He's asking for a punch on the nose.
There was a light rap on the door.
I end up shouting at him or giving him a smack.
He felt a thump on his shoulder.
I was half tempted to give them a clout myself.
He gave the donkey a whack across the back with a stick.
He gave Andrew a swipe on the ear.
With a single wallop, Clarke sent him flying.
to give (someone) a sharp blow(informal) Is it true that she belted old George in the stomach?
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
He lost the boxing match and was badly beaten by his opponent.
After punching him on the chin, she hit him over the head.
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
bash (informal), ,
My mother bashed her shin with a suitcase.
She smacked me on the side of the head.
He thumped me, nearly knocking me over.
The officer clouted him on the head.
Someone whacked him on the head.
She ran upstairs, her bare feet thudding on the wood.
She clobbered him with a vase.
She walloped me over the head with a cushion.
He just thwacked me on the back of the head with a ruler.
lay one on (slang),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
to move very fastWe belted down the street to where the motor was.
Someone inside the building rushed out.
I excused myself and ran back to the telephone.
They raced away out of sight.
I flew downstairs.
The engine noise rises only slightly as I speed along.
The door flew open and she tore into the room.
Suddenly she dashed out into the garden.
Claire hurried along the road.
barrel (along) (informal, mainly US, Canadian),
He sprinted to the car.
I made some excuse and bolted towards the exit.
She darted away through the trees.
She hastened along the landing to her room.
See below the belt
See belt something out
See belt up
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in the sense of area
a section, part, or regionthe large number of community groups in the area
in the sense of bang
to hit or knock, esp. with a loud noiseWe could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
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