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Verb: spew  spyoo
  1. Expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
    "The father of the victim spewed at the alleged murderer";
    - spit, spue [archaic]
  2. 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";
    - spew out, eruct
  3. Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    "After drinking too much, the students spewed";
    - vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, barf, spue [archaic], chuck, upchuck [N. Amer], honk, regurgitate, throw up, vom [informal], keck, hurl, chuck up [Brit], boke [UK, dialect], chunder [Brit], boak [UK, dialect]

Derived forms: spews, spewed, spewing

Type of: cough out, cough up, discharge, egest, eject, eliminate, excrete, exhaust, expectorate, expel, pass, release, spit out, spit up

Encyclopedia: Spew