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spew

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verb \ˈspyü\

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

spewer

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Examples of spew in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of spew

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


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spew

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Definition of spew

  1. 1 :  matter that is vomited :  vomit

  2. 2 :  material that exudes or is extruded

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First Known Use of spew

15th century


SPEW Defined for English Language Learners

spew

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verb

Definition of spew for English Language Learners

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

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


SPEW Defined for Kids

spew

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verb \ˈspyü\

Definition of spew for Students

spewed

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spewing

  1. :  to pour out The volcano spewed lava.



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