spew

  • 1 spew — [spju:] v [: Old English; Origin: spiwan] 1.) [I always + adverb/ preposition,T] also spew out/forth to flow out of something quickly in large quantities, or to make something flow out in this way ▪ Factory chimneys spewed fumes out into the sky …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 Spew — Spew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spewing}.] [OE. spewen, speowen, AS. sp[=i]wan;n to D. spuwen to spit. OS & OHG. sp[=i]wan, G. speien, Icel. sp?ja to spew, Sw. spy, Dan. spye, Goth. spiewan, th. spjauti, L. spuere to split,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 spew´er — spew «spyoo», verb, noun. –v.t., v.i. to throw out; cast forth; vomit: »A crater crust which may crack and spew fire any day... (Charlotte Brontë). The encampment began to spew out men (H. G. Wells). –n. something that is spewed; vomit. Also,… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 spew|y — «SPYOO ee», adjective, spew|i|er, spew|i|est. exuding moisture; wet or moist: »spewy ground …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 Spew — Spew, v. i. 1. To vomit. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To eject seed, as wet land swollen with frost. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Spew — Spew, n. That which is vomited; vomit. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 SPEW — may refer to:*Socialist Party (England and Wales) *Spam Prevention Early Warning System * Spew , a short story by Neal Stephenson published in the anthology Hackers * Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare , a fictional organization founded… …

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  • 8 spew — (v.) 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 (C …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 spew — spew·er; spew; …

    English syllables

  • 10 spew — [ spju ] verb intransitive or transitive to flow out or make something flow out with a lot of force: cars spewing black exhaust fumes …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 spew — vb *belch, burp, vomit, disgorge, regurgitate, throw up …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 spew — [v] spit out belch, bring up, cascade, disgorge, eject, eruct, erupt, expel, flood, gush, heave, irrupt, puke*, regurgitate, scatter, spit, spit up, spread, spritz, throw up, urp*, vomit; concepts 179,308 …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 spew — ► VERB 1) expel or be expelled in large quantities rapidly and forcibly. 2) informal vomit. ► NOUN informal ▪ vomit. DERIVATIVES spewer noun. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 spew — [spyo͞o] vt., vi. [ME spewen < OE spiwan, akin to Ger speien, Goth speiwan < IE base * (s)p(h)yēu > L spuere, to vomit, Gr ptyein, to spit] 1. to throw up (something) from or as from the stomach; vomit 2. to flow or cause to flow… …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 spew — UK [spjuː] / US [spju] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms spew : present tense I/you/we/they spew he/she/it spews present participle spewing past tense spewed past participle spewed 1) to flow out with a lot of force, or to make something… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 spew — verb 1 also spew out/forth (intransitive always + adv/ prep, transitive) to flow out of something in large quantities, or to make something flow out in this way (+ from/into/over): Lava spewed from the volcano. | spew sth (out): The burst pipe… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 spew — verb Spew is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑volcano Spew is used with these nouns as the object: ↑venom …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 spew — 1. verb a) to eject forcibly and in a stream b) to vomit See Also: spew alert, drink alert 2. noun a) vomit or sick …

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  • 19 spew — Synonyms and related words: barf, be seasick, be sick, belch, blow open, blow out, break out, bring up, burst, burst forth, burst out, cascade, cast forth, chuck up, debouch, debouchment, decant, discharge, disembogue, disgorge, disgorgement,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 spew — [[t]spyu[/t]] v. i. 1) pat to discharge the contents of the stomach through the mouth; vomit 2) to gush or pour out 3) pat to eject from the stomach through the mouth; vomit 4) to pour out or hurl forth violently 5) pat something that is spewed;… …

    From formal English to slang


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