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throw up

verb

Definition of throw up

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to raise quickly

    2. 2 :  give up, quit <the urge…to throw up all intellectual work — Norman Mailer>

    3. 3 :  to build hurriedly <new houses thrown up almost overnight>

    4. 4 :  vomit

    5. 5 :  to bring forth :  produce

    6. 6 :  to make distinct especially by contrast :  cause to stand out

    7. 7 :  to mention repeatedly by way of reproach

    8. intransitive verb
    9. :  vomit

    throw up one's hands

    1. :  to admit defeat <in the end throws up his hands in despair — Frank Conroy>



    Examples of throw up in a sentence

    1. <she must have eaten something that didn't agree with her because she threw up right after dinner>

    2. <when the townspeople realized that the President's motorcade would be coming through on its way to the conference, they threw up a hasty Welcome sign>



    15th Century

    First Known Use of throw up

    15th century


    Medical Dictionary

    throw up

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    intransitive verb \ˌthrō-ˈəp\

    Medical Definition of throw up

    1. :  vomit





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