bellyache


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bel·ly·ache

 (bĕl′ē-āk′)
n.
1. Pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.
2. Informal A whining complaint.
intr.v. bel·ly·ached, bel·ly·ach·ing, bel·ly·aches Slang
To complain, especially in a whining manner.

bel′ly·ach′er n.
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bellyache

(ˈbɛlɪˌeɪk)
n
(Pathology) an informal term for stomachache
vb
(intr) slang to complain repeatedly
ˈbellyˌacher n
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bel•ly•ache

(ˈbɛl iˌeɪk)

n., v. -ached, -ach•ing. n.
1. a pain in the abdomen.
v.i.
2. Informal. to complain; grumble.
[1545–55]
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bellyache


Past participle: bellyached
Gerund: bellyaching

Imperative
bellyache
bellyache
Present
I bellyache
you bellyache
he/she/it bellyaches
we bellyache
you bellyache
they bellyache
Preterite
I bellyached
you bellyached
he/she/it bellyached
we bellyached
you bellyached
they bellyached
Present Continuous
I am bellyaching
you are bellyaching
he/she/it is bellyaching
we are bellyaching
you are bellyaching
they are bellyaching
Present Perfect
I have bellyached
you have bellyached
he/she/it has bellyached
we have bellyached
you have bellyached
they have bellyached
Past Continuous
I was bellyaching
you were bellyaching
he/she/it was bellyaching
we were bellyaching
you were bellyaching
they were bellyaching
Past Perfect
I had bellyached
you had bellyached
he/she/it had bellyached
we had bellyached
you had bellyached
they had bellyached
Future
I will bellyache
you will bellyache
he/she/it will bellyache
we will bellyache
you will bellyache
they will bellyache
Future Perfect
I will have bellyached
you will have bellyached
he/she/it will have bellyached
we will have bellyached
you will have bellyached
they will have bellyached
Future Continuous
I will be bellyaching
you will be bellyaching
he/she/it will be bellyaching
we will be bellyaching
you will be bellyaching
they will be bellyaching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bellyaching
you have been bellyaching
he/she/it has been bellyaching
we have been bellyaching
you have been bellyaching
they have been bellyaching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bellyaching
you will have been bellyaching
he/she/it will have been bellyaching
we will have been bellyaching
you will have been bellyaching
they will have been bellyaching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bellyaching
you had been bellyaching
he/she/it had been bellyaching
we had been bellyaching
you had been bellyaching
they had been bellyaching
Conditional
I would bellyache
you would bellyache
he/she/it would bellyache
we would bellyache
you would bellyache
they would bellyache
Past Conditional
I would have bellyached
you would have bellyached
he/she/it would have bellyached
we would have bellyached
you would have bellyached
they would have bellyached
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bellyache - an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal regionbellyache - an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
ache, aching - a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
dyspepsia, indigestion, stomach upset, upset stomach - a disorder of digestive function characterized by discomfort or heartburn or nausea
Verb1.bellyache - complainbellyache - complain; "What was he hollering about?"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

bellyache

verb
Slang. To express negative feelings, especially of dissatisfaction or resentment:
Informal: crab, gripe, grouse, kick.
Slang: beef, bitch.
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Translations
مَغْص، وَجَعُ بَطْنيَتَذَمَّر، يَشْكو مِن
bolení břichahudrovatnaříkat
beklage sigbrokke sigmavepine
bolesť brucha
homurdanmakkarın ağrısısızlanmak

bellyache

[ˈbelɪeɪk]
A. Ndolor m de barriga
B. VI (= complain) → renegar, echar pestes (at de)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bellyache

[ˈbɛlieɪk]
n (= stomach ache) → mal m au ventre
vi (= complain) → ronchonnerbelly button nnombril mbelly dancer ndanseuse f du ventre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bellyache

[ˈbɛlɪˌeɪk] (fam)
1. nmal m di pancia
2. vi (fam) → mugugnare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

belly

(ˈbeli) plural ˈbellies noun
the part of the body between the breast and the thighs, containing the bowels. the horse's belly; I've a pain in my belly.
ˈbellyache noun
stomach pain.
ˈbellyache verb
(informal) to complain a lot without a good reason; to grumble. Stop bellyaching, we're all doing our share!
ˈbelly-dance noun
a Middle Eastern dance performed by a woman.
ˈbellyflop noun
a bad jump into water in which the front of your body crashes flat against the water.
ˈbelly-laugh noun
a loud, deep laugh. the belly-laughs of the rugby players in the bar.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

bel·ly·ache

n. dolor de estómago, dolor de barriga.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bellyache

n dolor m de barriga
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