HyperDic: spew

English > 3 senses of the word spew:
VERBbodyspew, spit, ptyalize, ptyalise, spueexpel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
bodyspew, spew out, eructeject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical
bodyspew, vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw upeject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
spew > pronunciation
Soundsspyuw'
Rhymesanew ... Yue: 59 rhymes with yuw...
English > spew: 3 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningExpel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThe women spew water into the bowl
Synonymsspit, ptyalize, ptyalise, spue
Broaderexpectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit outDischarge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
Spanishescupir, esputar, saliva
Catalanescopir, esputar, saliva
English > spew: 3 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningEject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "the volcano spews out molten rocks every day"
  • "The editors of the paper spew out hostile articles about the Presidential candidate"
Synonymsspew out, eruct
Broaderexhaust, discharge, expel, eject, releaseEliminate (a substance)
Spanisharrojar, expeler, expulsar, eyectar, lanzar, vomitar
English > spew: 3 senses > verb 3, body
MeaningEject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsvomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up
Broaderexcrete, egest, eliminate, passEliminate from the body
Oppositekeep downmanage not to throw up
Spanisharrojar, devolver, vomitar, vómito
Catalanperbocar, regurgitar, vomitar
Nounsspewera person who vomits

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