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Meaning of "belly-up" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BELLY-UP

belly-up  [ˌbelɪˈʌp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BELLY-UP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Belly-Up is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES BELLY-UP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of belly-up in the English dictionary

The definition of belly-up in the dictionary is to go belly-up If a company goes belly up, it does not have enough money to pay its debts. if a scheme goes belly up, it fails or comes to an end.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BELLY-UP


beaten-up
ˌbiːtənˈʌp
beating-up
ˌbiːtɪŋˈʌp
breaking-up
ˌbreɪkɪŋˈʌp
chopped-up
ˌtʃɒptˈʌp
curtain-up
ˌkɜːt ənˈʌp
dressing-up
ˌdresɪŋˈʌp
dried-up
ˌdraɪdˈʌp
drying-up
ˌdraɪɪŋˈʌp
faceup
ˌfeɪsˈʌp
giddy-up
ˌɡɪdɪˈʌp
hard-up
ˌhɑːdˈʌp
re-up
ˌriːˈʌp
rolled-up
ˌrəʊldˈʌp
runners-up
ˌrʌnərzˈʌp
setting-up
ˌsɛtɪŋˈʌp
shook-up
ˌʃʊkˈʌp
stepped-up
ˌstɛptˈʌp
un-made-up
ˌʌnmeɪdˈʌp
up-and-up
ˈʌpəndˈʌp
well-brought-up
ˌwɛlbrɔːtˈʌp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BELLY-UP

bells of Ireland
bellwether
bellwort
belly
belly dance
belly dancer
belly flop
belly flopped
belly flopping
belly landing
belly laugh
belly of pork
belly tank
belly-like
bellyache
bellyacher
bellyaching
bellyband
bellybutton
bellyful

WORDS THAT END LIKE BELLY-UP

build-up
close-up
follow-up
fry-up
get-up
hold-up
hook-up
line-up
made-up
make-up
pick-up
pin-up
pop-up
put-you-up
set-up
stand-up
start-up
take-up
tidy-up
wake-up

Synonyms and antonyms of belly-up in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «belly-up» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BELLY-UP

Find out the translation of belly-up to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of belly-up from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «belly-up» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

腹式
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

panza arriba
570 millions of speakers

English

belly-up
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पेट अप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بطن المتابعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

брюхом кверху
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

de barriga para cima
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পেট পূর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ventre en l´air
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bauch nach oben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

腹アップ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

배 업
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Padharan-up
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bụng -up
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொப்பை அப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दिवाळखोर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

batmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pancia - up
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

brzuch -up
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

черевом догори
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cu burta în sus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοιλιά - up
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

maag -up
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

belly- up
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

buk-up
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of belly-up

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BELLY-UP»

The term «belly-up» is regularly used and occupies the 81.110 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BELLY-UP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «belly-up» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «belly-up» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about belly-up

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BELLY-UP»

Discover the use of belly-up in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to belly-up and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Belly Up
The zoo’s top brass claim the hippo went belly up the natural way, but Teddy and his feisty friend Summer McCraken have other ideas. Could the culprit be FunJungle’s animal-hating head of operations?
Stuart Gibbs, 2010
2
Bass Ackwards and Belly Up
For readers of the New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl and A-List series, here is a smart and highly commercial first novel about four best friends who, after graduating high school, decide to postpone the standard college route to ...
Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain, 2008
3
Belly Up to the Bar: Dining with New York City's Celebrity ...
But in recent years it has come of age. 'Belly Up to the Bar' is a guide to eating at the bar in Manhattan's top 101 restaurants (as rated by Zagat 2008 and the 'Michelin Guide to New York City's Restaurants, ' 2008).
J. S. Mitchell, 2008
4
Spy School
Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent?
Stuart Gibbs, 2012
5
The Belly Up Circus
Carrying on in the distinct James Miller style, The Belly Up Circus is a collection of poetry that reads the minds of the streets and touches the souls and inner beings from every walk of life.
James Miller, 2006
6
Belly Up
Two levels of the story are told from 14-year-old Rachel's point of view: the current struggle for survival, and memories of past events involving grandfather.
MaryAnn Easley, 2000
7
Nine Dragons Belly Up
Peter Maize is an award-winning journalist and long-time Hong Kong resident. He has spent the past decade working for nonprofit organizations that serve the people of China. This is his second novel.
Peter Maize, 2012
8
Southern Belly: The Ultimate Food Lover's Companion to the South
Each year, thousands of the newly converted belly up to the gleaming stainless steel counter at the 800-seat North Avenue location, set across a yawning twelvelane interstate gully from the campus of Georgia Tech, bark out an order, and then ...
John T. Edge, 2007
9
HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers
The HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers will help you: • Learn the language of finance • Compare your firm’s financials with rivals’ • Shift your team’s focus from revenues to profits • Assess your vulnerability to ...
Harvard Business Review, 2013
10
Legal Rights, Local Wrongs: When Community Control Collides ...
7. When. Bottom-Up. Goes. Belly-Up. The impressive body of research demonstrating that tracking is pedagogically ineffectual and subject to discriminatory abuse has convinced only a minority of districts to detrack. For public schools in 1990, ...
Kevin G. Welner, 2001

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BELLY-UP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term belly-up is used in the context of the following news items.
1
China and the delusion of control, redux
Borrowings from high-interest lenders on the gray market have gone into the market and, anecdotally, these loans are going belly-up very ... «FT Alphaville, Jul 15»
2
What Harry Enfield's Stavros the kebab shop owner would think of …
Still, no surprise to me that Greeks go belly-up. I went for holiday, see my family last year. None of my relatives have done an honest day's work ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
If a Custody Bank Fails, Should Clients Fear for Their Assets?
If a custodian bank goes belly-up, the FDIC relies on documents such as ownership records and valid custody agreements between the ... «Institutional Investor, Jul 15»
4
For sea lions, a feast of salmon on the Columbia
The fake whale went belly-up. The sea lions didn't move. The conflict, like many animal issues, seems mired in ontologically divergent views ... «High Country News, Jul 15»
5
6 economists who predicted the global financial crisis
It includes a suggestion that “one or two large and systemically important broker dealers” could go “belly-up” (months later Bear Stearns and ... «INTHEBLACK, Jul 15»
6
It's Not Greece Alone: Explaining And Defining Global Finance
... while others go belly-up like which happened in 2008, except Italian and Spanish Bond markets are Lehman brothers and AIG x 200 in size ... «Investing.com, Jul 15»
7
Is Frank Semyon from 'True Detective' A Real Person? Parts Of His …
... legitimate businessman — until the gruesome murder of city manager Ben Caspere caused the whole thing to go belly-up, that is. I'm sure I'm ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
8
The Risks of Starting a Bitcoin-Based Business
The first and worst of which is going belly-up. Three out of four startups launched today fail, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. «Entrepreneur, Jul 15»
9
2 Groups Cash In as Molycorp, Inc. (MCP) Goes Belly-Up
Rare earths specialist Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, after failing to turn a profit for roughly four years. «Schaeffers Research, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Belly-Up [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/belly-up>. Jul 2020 ».
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