1. [early 19C+] (also belt out, belt up) to hit (with a fist), to flog, to thrash.
2. [mid-19C+] to drink heavily, esp. straight from the bottle.
3. [late 19C+] to rush, to hurry.
4. [1960s] to trounce, to defeat soundly.
5. [1960s+] of a man, to have sexual intercourse.
6. see belt it out
1. [1900s] a prostitute.
2. [1950s+] an admirable, exciting, or exceptional person [northern dial. belter, a heavy blow or series of blows].
3. [1950s+] something exceptional, exciting, amusing etc.
4. [1950s+] a boisterous, energetic singer [belt it out ].
5. [1950s+] a loud, emotional and melodramatic song [belt it out ].
6. [1970s] a (heavy) drinker.
7. in phr. a belter of, an extreme or exceptional example.
[19C+] a beating.
[1950s+] excellent, very good of its type.
[1960s] a fight.
[1960s] at full speed.
1. [20C+] to rain very hard.
2. [2000s] (N.Z.) to drink quickly.
[1960s] to eat heartily.
[1940s+] to masturbate.
[1950s+] to sing loudly and enthusiastically; thus belting n. and adj.
[2000s] (N.Z.) to get very drunk.
see under batter n.1
see under hog n.
1. [1910s] (Aus.) to create, to gain, to make.
2. [1910s+] (orig. Aus.) to sing lustily; to broadcast noisily.
3. [1930s] (US) to eat heartily.
4. [1940s+] (US) to knock down, to destroy.
5. [1960s+] (US) to murder.
6. see sense 1 above.
[1930s+] (orig. US) to drink heavily.
[1930s+] to drink heavily.
see beat the (living) daylight(s) out of under daylights n.
see sense 1 above.