- Spew is defined as to gush or send out in force, particularly a liquid.
An example of to spew is to quickly spit out a large amount of milk.
- to throw up (something) from or as from the stomach; vomit
- to flow or cause to flow plentifully; gush
Origin: Middle English spewen from Old English spiwan, akin to German speien, Gothic speiwan from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)p(h)yēu- from source Classical Latin spuere, to vomit, Glassical Greek ptyein, to spit
- spewer noun
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verb spewed, spew·ing, spews verb, transitive
- To send or force out in or as if in a stream; eject forcefully or in large amounts: a volcano that spewed molten lava; spewed invective at his opponent.
- To vomit or otherwise cast out through the mouth.
- To flow or gush forth: Water was spewing from the hydrant.
- To vomit.
Origin: Middle English spewen, from Old English spīwan.
- spewˈer noun