Meaning of BELT in English

BELT

n.

Function: transitive verb

Date: 14th century

1 a : to encircle or fasten with a belt b : to strap on

2 a : to beat with or as if with a belt : THRASH b : STRIKE , HIT

3 : to mark with a band

4 : to sing in a forceful manner or style < belt ing out popular songs>

5 : to drink quickly < belt ed down a shot of whisky>

intransitive verb

1 : to move or act in a speedy, vigorous, or violent manner

2 : to sing loudly

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.