spit up

verb
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

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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 The talks come after a bid to recombine the companies, which spit up more than 12 years ago, failed in 2016. Nabila Ahmed, Bloomberg.com, "Shari Redstone in Push for Viacom Boss in a CBS Deal," 4 Apr. 2018 However, the boy would not eat and began to spit up blood and mucus the next morning. Nereida Moreno, chicagotribune.com, "East Garfield Park man charged with beating 4-month-old son," 1 Apr. 2018

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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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