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
Examples of spew in a sentence
Exhaust spewed out of the car.
Smoke and ashes spewed from the volcano.
The volcano spewed hot ash.
The faucet started spewing dirty water.
The dog spewed vomit on the rug.
Origin and Etymology 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
Definition of spew
1 : matter that is vomited : vomit
2 : material that exudes or is extruded
First Known Use of spew
SPEW Defined for Kids
Definition of spew for Students
: to pour out <The volcano spewed lava.>
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