spew

[spyoo]
verb (used without object)
1.
to discharge the contents of the stomach through the mouth; vomit.
verb (used with object)
2.
to eject from the stomach through the mouth; vomit.
3.
to cast forth, gush, or eject, as in disgust or anger: The angry sergeant spewed his charges at us.
noun
4.
something that is spewed; vomit.
Also, spue.


Origin:
before 900; Middle English spewen to vomit, cast forth foul language, Old English spīwan to vomit; cognate with German speien, Old Norse spȳja, Gothic speiwan, Latin spuere

spewer, noun
unspewed, adjective
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spew (spjuː)
 
vb
1.  to eject (the contents of the stomach) involuntarily through the mouth; vomit
2.  to spit (spittle, phlegm, etc) out of the mouth
3.  (usually foll by out) to send or be sent out in a stream: flames spewed out
 
n
4.  something ejected from the mouth
 
[Old English spīwan; related to Old Norse spӯja, Gothic speiwan, Old High German spīwan, Latin spuere, Lithuanian spiauti]
 
'spewer
 
n

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Word Origin & History

spew
O.E. spiwan "spew, spit," from P.Gmc. *spiwanan (cf. O.S. spiwan, O.N. spyja, O.Fris. spiwa, M.Du. spien, Du. spuwen, O.H.G. spiwan, Ger. speien, Goth. spiewan "to spit"), from PIE *sp(y)eu-, probably ultimately of imitative origin (cf. L. spuere, Gk. ptuein, O.C.S. pljuja, Lith. spiauti). Also in O.E.
as a weak verb, speowan. The noun meaning "vomited matter" is attested from 1609.
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Slang Dictionary

spew definition


  1. in.
    to empty one's stomach; to vomit. : After dinner, I suddenly had the urge to spew.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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spew (one's) definition


  1. tv.
    to empty one's stomach; to vomit. : Fred is spewing his guts out because of that lousy fish you served.
  2. tv.
    to tell everything that one knows; to confess everything. (Underworld.) : Lefty was sitting there in the cop-shop spewing his guts out about the bank job.
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Example sentences
First, different sensors tend to spew out information in different, mutually
  incomprehensible formats.
They spew hot water for the same reasons that land-based geysers do.
Thawing permafrost may soak up greenhouse gas before it begins to spew it out.
Deep in the oceans, hydrothermal vents spew superheated water full of dissolved
  minerals.
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