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Spew   /spju/   Listen
Spew

verb
(past & past part. spewed; pres. part. spewing)
1.
Expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth.  Synonyms: ptyalise, ptyalize, spit, spue.
2.
Eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical.  Synonyms: eruct, spew out.  "The editors of the paper spew out hostile articles about the Presidential candidate"
3.
Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.  Synonyms: barf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up.  "He purged continuously" , "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"



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"Spew" Quotes from Famous Books



... by the direction of the Law-giver, certain good and substantial steps, placed even through the very midst of this slough; but at such time as this place doth much spew out its filth, as it doth against change of weather, these steps are hardly seen; or, if they be, men, through the dizziness of their heads, step beside, and then they are bemired to purpose, notwithstanding the steps be there; but the ground is good when they are once got in at ...
— The Pilgrim's Progress - From this world to that which is to come. • John Bunyan

... these bills are not paid, the Glasgow merchant comes on the Hieland lairds, whae hae deil a boddle o' siller, and will like ill to spew up what is item a' spent—They will turn desperate—five hundred will rise that might hae sitten at hame—the deil will gae ower Jock Wabster—and the stopping of your father's house will hasten the outbreak that's been sae lang ...
— Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated • Sir Walter Scott

... lo! the Captain, Gallant Kidd,[4] commands the crew; Passengers their berths are clapt in, Some to grumble, some to spew. "Hey day! call you that a cabin? Why't is hardly three feet square! Not enough to stow Queen Mab in— Who the deuce can harbour there?" "Who, sir? plenty— Nobles twenty Did at once my vessel fill."— "Did they? Jesus, How you squeeze us! ...
— The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 7. - Poetry • George Gordon Byron

... My country is all right, but it's sick. It's got a nauseous dose of verbiage to spew up—something it's swallowed—something about being too proud to fight.... My brother and I couldn't stand it, so we came to France.... He was in the photo air service. He was in mufti—and about two miles up, I believe. Six Huns went for him.... ...
— Barbarians • Robert W. Chambers

... 1567 already referred to, Major said: "There was in this school [Wittenberg] a vagabond of uncertain origin, fatherland, religion, and faith who called himself Flacius Illyricus.... He was the first one to spew out against this school, against its principal Doctors, against the churches of these regions, against the princes themselves, the poison which he had brewed and imbibed some time ago, and, having gnawed and consumed with the bite of a serpent ...
— Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church • Friedrich Bente



Words linked to "Spew" :   spit out, excrete, eliminate, expel, release, cough out, exhaust, keep down, pass, spit up, discharge, egest, cough up, expectorate, eject



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