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See definition of bellying on Dictionary.com
  • as inballoon
  • as inswell
  • as inbillow
  • as inbloat
  • as inbulge
  • as inprotuberate

synonyms for bellying

  • enlarge
  • expand
  • inflate
  • swell
  • belly
  • bulge
  • dilate
  • distend
  • blow up
  • puff out
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antonyms for bellying

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  • abridge
  • compress
  • contract
  • lessen
  • lower
  • shrink
  • cave in
  • concentrate
  • contract
  • lose
  • reduce
  • diminish
  • fall
  • drop
  • decline
  • lower
  • shrink
  • compress
  • shorten
  • curtail
  • condense
  • abridge
  • slump
  • lessen
  • decrease
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How to use bellying in a sentence

The night breeze touched pale furry breasts, filled the bellying wings.
THE JEWELS OF APTORSAMUEL R. DELANY
But the platform at the manhole entrance jutted diagonally below him, fifteen feet down and twelve along the bellying curve.
THE GREAT DOME ON MERCURYARTHUR LEO ZAGAT
Hawtayne bent his weight upon the tiller, and crouched to see under the bellying sail.
THE WHITE COMPANYARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
These well-known sounds were followed by a slight heel in the cutter, and by the bellying of all the sails.
THE PATHFINDERJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
The bellying part on the inside sprinkled with spots like little eyes.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE FOXGLOVE AND SOME OF ITS MEDICAL USESWILLIAM WITHERING
Up to the bar men were bellying, and the bartenders in white jackets were mixing drinks with masterly dexterity.
THE TRAIL OF '98ROBERT W. SERVICE
Clouds of snowy balloon-like canvas spring, as if by magic, to masts and yards, straining and bellying out with tremendous effort.
IN EASTERN SEASJ. J. SMITH
A little stone column supports a bronze ship, its sails bellying robustly to the whip of the Pacific winds.
THE NATIVE SONINEZ HAYNES IRWIN
They tried to cling to them so as to reach the top, but the bellying shape of the great masses rendered all hold impossible.
SALAMMBOGUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Bellying closer to the ground, Ben Bolt advanced upon him, creeping slowly like a cat stalking a mouse.
MICHAEL, BROTHER OF JERRYJACK LONDON
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