Spew meaning

spyo͝o
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.

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To vomit or otherwise cast out (matter) through the mouth.
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To flow or gush forth.

Water was spewing from the hydrant.

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To vomit.
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Something spewed.
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To throw up (something) from or as from the stomach; vomit.
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To flow or cause to flow plentifully; gush.
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Something spewed; vomit.
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To eject forcibly and in a stream.
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(slang) To vomit.
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(slang) To ejaculate.
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(slang) To laugh unexpectedly while drinking, causing drink to exit the nose.
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To eject seed, as wet land swollen with frost.
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(slang) Vomit or sick.
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(slang) Ejaculate.
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To send out or force out in large amounts.

A volcano that spewed molten lava; spewed invective at his opponent.

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Origin of spew

  • Middle English spewen from Old English spīwan
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English spewen, from Old English spÄ«wan, from Proto-Germanic *spÄ«wanÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ptyÄ“w- (“to spit, vomit"); Germanic cognates include West Frisian spije, Dutch spuwen, Low German speen, spiien, German speien (“to spew, spit, vomit"), Danish and Swedish spy, Gothic 𐍃𐍀𐌴𐌹𐍅𐌰𐌽 (speiwan). Also cognate, through Indo-European, with Latin spuō (“spit", verb), Ancient Greek πτύω (ptuō, “spit, vomit"), Albanian shpif (“to disgust, slander"), Armenian Õ©Õ¸Ö‚Ö„ (tÊ¿ukÊ¿), Russian плевать (plevátʹ), Persian تف (tuf), Sanskrit ष्ठीवति (ṣṭhÄ«vati).
    From Wiktionary