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verb [intransitive] belong pronunciation in British English /bɪˈlɒŋ/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebelonging
past tensebelonged
past participlebelonged

Related meanings

  1. 1
    to be in the right place

    When you've finished, put the cassettes back where they belong.

    That lamp belongs on the desk.

    These workers belong in a different category.

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  2. 2
    to feel happy and comfortable in a particular place or with a particular group of people

    I don't feel that I belong here.

    sense/feeling of belonging:

    After three years here, I feel a strong sense of belonging.

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