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Meaning of SPEW

Pronunciation:  spyoo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
  2. [v]  eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical; "the volcano spews out molten rocks every day"; "The editors of the paper spew out hostile articles about the Presidential candidate"
  3. [v]  expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth; "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"
 

SPEW is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: barf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, eruct, honk, ptyalise, ptyalize, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew out, spit, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up
 
 Antonyms: keep down
 
 See Also: cough out, cough up, discharge, egest, eject, eliminate, excrete, expectorate, expel, pass, pony up, release, spit out, spit up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Spew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spewed}; p. pr.& vb. n.
    {Spewing}.] [OE. spewen, speowen, AS. sp[=i]wan;n to D.
    spuwen to spit. OS & OHG. sp[=i]wan, G. speien, Icel. sp?ja
    to spew, Sw. spy, Dan. spye, Goth. spiewan, th. spjauti, L.
    spuere to split, Gr. ???, Skr. shtiv, shth[=i]v. Cf. {Pyke},
    {Spit}.] [Written also {spue}.]
    1. To eject from the stomach; to vomit.
    
    2. To cast forth with abhorrence or disgust; to eject.
    
             Because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold,
             I will spew thee out of my mouth.     --Rev. ii. 16.
    
    
  2. \Spew\, v. i.
    1. To vomit. --Chaucer.
    
    2. To eject seed, as wet land swollen with frost.
    
    
  3. \Spew\, n.
    That which is vomited; vomit.
    
    
 

 

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