Grammar Patterns

The 'belch' group

The 'belch' group

These verbs are concerned with liquids, gases, or flames coming out of a container. In the pattern V prep/adv, the Subject indicates the liquid, gas, or flame. In the pattern V n, the Subject indicates the container. This group belongs to Structure combination (iii).
Traffic roared by and smoke belched from the steelworks in the background.
The old van had slowly become a big polluter, wasting gasoline and belching black smoke.
The man staggered back, blood spurting from his hand.
An open gash just above the eyelid was spurting so much blood that he was all but blinded.
  • belch (from/out of)
  • gush
  • haemorrhage (from)
  • ooze
  • puff
  • spurt
  • squirt
  • belch out
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