stomach

noun
1 part of the body where food is digested
ADJECTIVE
empty, full

You shouldn't drink wine on an empty stomach (= without eating food).

dodgy (BrE, informal), queasy, upset

She's been off work with an upset stomach.

strong

You need a strong stomach to go on the giant roller coaster.

sensitive, weak
rumbling

the sound of my rumbling stomach

VERB + STOMACH
turn

The smell of the dog turned his stomach.

settle

He ordered a sandwich to settle his stomach.

settle in

A feeling of nausea settled in her stomach.

pump

He had his stomach pumped after taking an overdose.

STOMACH + VERB
churn, heave, lurch

My stomach lurched as another big wave hit the boat.

growl, rumble
clench, knot (esp. AmE), knot up (esp. AmE), tighten, turn, turn over, twist
STOMACH + NOUN
ache, ailment (esp. AmE), bug, cancer, complaint (esp. BrE), cramps, disorder, illness (esp. BrE), pain, problems, ulcer, upset

The drug can cause mild stomach upset.

He had a stomach upset. (BrE)

lining, wall
acid, juices
contents

Human remains were found among the stomach contents of the shark.

pump, tube
PREPOSITION
in the/your stomach

The pains in his stomach were becoming worse.

enzymes in the stomach

She had a horrible sinking feeling in her stomach.

PHRASES
the contents of your stomach

He violently emptied the contents of his stomach.

feel sick to your stomach, sth makes you sick to your stomach

It makes me sick to my stomach to hear such stupid attitudes.

the pit of your stomach

I felt a sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach when I saw the ambulance.

get a knot in your stomach, have a knot in your stomach
your stomach is in knots (esp. AmE)

I would get knots in my stomach because I was so scared.

2 front part of the body below the chest
ADJECTIVE
firm, flat, toned, washboard
bulging, fat, flabby, large
bloated, swollen
bare
VERB + STOMACH
hold in, pull in, suck in

He sucked in his stomach as he walked along the beach.

lie on, roll (over) onto
clutch, hold

‘Call a doctor!’ he said, clutching his stomach.

pat, rub

‘I'm eating for two now!’ she said, patting her stomach.

kick (sb in), punch (sb in), stab (sb in), etc.

He was stabbed in the stomach during a street brawl.

STOMACH + VERB
protrude, stick out
STOMACH + NOUN
muscles
injury (esp. BrE), strain (BrE), wound
PREPOSITION
on the/your stomach

I lay on my stomach on the beach.


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  • Stomach — Stom ach, n. [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus, fr. Gr. sto machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto ma a mouth, any outlet or entrance.] 1. (Anat.) An enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the anterior part of the alimentary canal, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stomach — c.1300, internal pouch into which food is digested, from O.Fr. estomac, from L. stomachus stomach, throat, also pride, inclination, indignation (which were thought to have their origin in that organ), from Gk. stomachos throat, gullet, esophagus …   Etymology dictionary

  • stomach — ► NOUN 1) the internal organ in which the first part of digestion occurs. 2) the abdominal area of the body; the belly. 3) an appetite or desire for something: they had no stomach for a fight. ► VERB 1) consume (food or drink) without feeling or… …   English terms dictionary

  • Stomach — Stom ach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stomached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stomaching}.] [Cf. L. stomachari, v.t. & i., to be angry or vexed at a thing.] 1. To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike. Shak. [1913 Webster] The lion began to show his teeth,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stomach — [n1] digestive organ of animate being; exterior abdomen, abdominal region, belly, below the belt*, breadbasket*, gut, inside, insides, maw*, paunch, pot*, potbelly*, solar plexus, spare tire*, tummy*; concepts 393,420 stomach [n2] appetite… …   New thesaurus

  • Stomach (Fu) — Stomach, a concept from traditional Chinese medicine as distinct from the Western medical concept of stomach, is more a way of describing a set of interrelated parts than an anatomical organ.ee also*Zang Fu theory …   Wikipedia

  • stomach — [stum′ək, stum′ik] n. [ME stomak < OFr estomac < L stomachus, gullet, esophagus, stomach < Gr stomachos, throat, gullet < stoma, mouth: see STOMA] 1. a) the large, saclike organ of vertebrates into which food passes from the esophagus …   English World dictionary

  • Stomach — Stom ach, v. i. To be angry. [Obs.] Hooker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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