English - Vietnamese Dictionary
belt /belt/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- đeo thắt lưng; buộc chặt bằng dây lưng
- đeo vào dây đai (gươm...)
- đánh dấu (cừu...) bằng đai màu
+endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
+a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)
+an elongated region where a specific condition is found
+a vigorous blow
+a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)
+the act of hitting vigorously
+sing loudly and forcefully
+deliver a blow to
+fasten with a belt
Advanced English Dictionary
1 sash; Literary girdle, cestus, cincture, zone:
At her belt she wore a dagger in a golden scabbard.
2 zone, band, strip, circuit, perimeter; area, swath, tract, region, district:
The planners ensured that each city would be surrounded by a green belt.
3 strike, hit, punch; beat, thrash:
When he insulted her, I simply belted him.
4 belt out. sing or perform stridently or loudly; put over or across:
Sophie Tucker was there, belting out 'One of These Days'.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 a long narrow piece of leather, fabric, etc. that you wear around the waist: to do up / fasten / tighten a belt + a belt buckle
See also - BLACK BELT, LIFEBELT, SEAT BELT, SUSPENDER BELT
2 a continuous band of material that moves round and is used to carry things along or to drive machinery
See also - CONVEYOR BELT, FAN BELT
3 an area with particular characteristics or where a particular group of people live: the country's corn / industrial belt + We live in the commuter belt. + a belt of rain moving across the country
See also - GREEN BELT
4 (informal) an act of hitting sth/sb hard: She gave the ball a terrific belt.
Idioms: below the belt (of a remark) unfair or cruel: That was distinctly below the belt!
belt and braces (informal) taking more actions than are really necessary to make sure that sth succeeds or works as it should: a belt-and-braces policy
have sth under your belt (informal) to have already achieved or obtained sth: She already has a couple of good wins under her belt.
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1 [VN] (informal) to hit sb/sth hard: He belted the ball right out of the park. + I'll belt you if you do that again.
2 [V +adv./prep.] (informal, especially BrE) to move very fast: A truck came belting up behind us.
3 [VN] to fasten a belt around sth: The dress was belted at the waist.
Phrasal Verbs: belt sth<->out (informal) to sing a song or play music loudly: Nobody can belt out a tune like she can. + The band was belting out songs from the 1940s.
belt up (BrE)
1 (AmE buckle up) (informal) to fasten your SEAT BELT (= a belt worn by a passenger in a vehicle)
2 (spoken) used to tell sb rudely to be quiet: Just belt up, will you!
1 narrow piece of leather, etc. worn round the waist
broad, wide | narrow | thick | studded | cartridge, money, sword | trouser
VERB + BELT
buckle, do up, fasten | unbuckle, undo, unfasten | tighten | loosen
BELT + NOUN
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2 in a machine
conveyor, drive, fan
3 area of land
wide | narrow, thin | coastal, mountain | corn, cotton, wheat | green, industrial
New roads are cutting into the green belt (= open land round a city where building is strictly controlled).
| commuter, stockbroker
a narrow belt of trees
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