Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


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

Derived forms: spewed, spewing, spews

Type of: body waste, cough out, cough up, discharge, egest, eject, eliminate, excrement, excreta, excrete, excretion, excretory product, exhaust, expectorate, expel, pass, release, spit out, spit up

Encyclopedia: Spew