thắt lưng

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

thắt (to tighten) +‎ lưng (back).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

thắt lưng

  1. (literally) to tighten one's belt

Usage notes[edit]

For the figurative sense of English tighten one's belt, use thắt lưng buộc bụng instead.

Noun[edit]

thắt lưng

  1. (anatomy) the lower back
    đau (vùng) thắt lưngwith lower back pain
  2. (chiefly Northern Vietnam, clothing) a belt
    Synonyms: dây nịt, dây lưng