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verb     belt pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebelting
past tensebelted
past participlebelted
  1. 1
    [transitive] informal to hit someone or something very hard

    Jeter belted a home run.

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  2. 2
    [transitive] to fasten a piece of clothing with a belt
  3. 3
    [intransitive] British informal to move somewhere very quickly
    belt along/down etc.:

    They went belting along the road.

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