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spew

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verb \ˈspyü\

Simple Definition of spew

  • : to flow out of something in a fast and forceful way

  • : to cause (something) to flow out in a fast and forceful way

Full Definition of spew

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  vomit

  3. 2 :  to come forth in a flood or gush

  4. 3 :  to ooze out as if under pressure :  exude

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  vomit

  7. 2 :  to send or cast forth with vigor or violence or in great quantity <a volcano spewing out ash> —often used with out

spew·er noun

Examples of spew

  1. Exhaust spewed out of the car.

  2. Smoke and ashes spewed from the volcano.

  3. The volcano spewed hot ash.

  4. The faucet started spewing dirty water.

  5. The dog spewed vomit on the rug.



Origin of spew

Middle English, from Old English spīwan; akin to Old High German spīwan to spit, Latin spuere, Greek ptyein


First Known Use: before 12th century


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spew

noun

Definition of spew

  1. 1 :  matter that is vomited :  vomit

  2. 2 :  material that exudes or is extruded



15th Century

First Known Use of spew

15th century



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