What is the meaning of spew?


  • Expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth.
    • usage: "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"
  • Eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical.
    • usage: "the volcano spews out molten rocks every day"; "The editors of the paper spew out hostile articles about the Presidential candidate"
  • Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
    • usage: "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
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APAWordNet. (2010). spew. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/spew/definitions/1312239
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HarvardWordNet 2010, spew, Smart Define, viewed 23 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/spew/definitions/1312239>.
MLAWordNet. "spew" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/spew/definitions/1312239>
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