spit up

spit up or spat up; spitting up; spits up

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spit-up \ ˈspit-​ˌəp How to pronounce spit-up (audio) \ noun

Examples of spit up in a Sentence

the baby finished nursing and promptly spit up
Recent Examples on the Web Get more options on your Google search results page With rare exception, Google will spit up thousands of links for any search. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "7 things you didn’t know Google Search could do until now," 25 July 2019 By spitting up bone and feathers, the thinking goes, some flying birds wouldn’t have to lug around unnecessary weight. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Rare fossil in a fossil reveals a dinosaur's surprising last meal," 11 July 2019 The cover is safe to toss into the washing machine, a serious time-saver for those times when baby spits up. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Chicco Keyfit Infant Car Seat and Base with Car Seat with Caddy, Lilla [Car Seat with Caddy]," 24 Sep. 2018 Babies are always spitting up and diaper leakage is common, which results in endless laundry for new mothers. Naomi Williamson, Woman's Day, "10 Things Never to Buy a New Mom," 23 July 2014 Notice the spit up and dark circles under her eyes. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "This Girl's Halloween Costume Nails What It Means to Be a Mom," 31 Oct. 2016 Was informed that our unit was going to be spit up. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Service Diary of a Corpsman: Roy L. Wall, LST 509," 28 May 2018 The cruise was going off without a hitch until Berg's granddaughter, 4 months old, started spitting up. Marlisse Cepeda, Woman's Day, "Family Kicked Off Disney Cruise for Unbelievable Reason," 9 Jan. 2015 Her suggestions were so amusing, even our babies spat up milk reading them. Charlotte Hilton Andersen, Redbook, "12 Hilarious Tips For Moms-to-Be," 1 June 2012

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First Known Use of spit up

1779, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spit up was in 1779

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“Spit up.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spat%20up. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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