spit up

verb
spit up or spat up; spitting up; spits up

Definition of spit up

Other Words from spit up

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 These guys will sure nip at your heels (or, in this segment's case, spit up grenades). Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 15 June 2022 Overfed babies can have stomach pains, gas, spit up or vomit and be at higher risk for obesity later in life. Tribune News Service, al, 7 June 2022 Shauna needed to change his baby bed frequently because Aiden spit up in large amounts after eating, drenching his tiny hospital gowns and bedding. jsonline.com, 29 Apr. 2022 The day before, the infant had been a little cold and had spit up, which wasn’t particularly unusual. Bryant Furlow, ProPublica, 30 Mar. 2021 Of course, the exploits of Nadal and Djokovic -- and, with lesser frequency, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka and Gael Monfils and Grigor Dimitrov and Dominic Thiem, etc. -- make fans spit up their sodas in amazement. oregonlive, 2 Mar. 2021 The boy with the birthmark spit up his Jack-and-soda. Brontez Purnell, The Atlantic, 21 Jan. 2021 Patients sometimes vomit or spit up saliva or other fluids while being intubated. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 24 Nov. 2020 The child spit up water and began breathing on his own after CPR was started before fire officials arrived on scene, Douglas said. Chelsea Curtis, The Arizona Republic, 9 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of spit up

1779, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

20 Jun 2022

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“Spit up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spit%20up. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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