spit up


spit up or spat up; spitting up; spits up
spit-up noun

Examples of spit up in a Sentence

the baby finished nursing and promptly spit up
Recent Examples on the Web On Monday, the bullpen once again spit up a late lead in a 4-2 loss to Boston to kick off the final homestand of the regular season. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2023 People with this condition spit up undigested or partially digested food into their mouths after most meals, then chew or spit it out. Karen Pallarito, Health, 27 July 2023 Venting can also help prevent reflux, which is when stomach contents come back up and your baby spits up. Good Housekeeping, 24 July 2023 Babies may spit up, milk can leak or spill, and diaper blowouts happen unexpectedly. Casey Seiden, Parents, 11 July 2023 After the birth of another son, David, in 1983, Agee was placed under harsh surveillance by her housemates; when the baby did the usual baby things, like cry or spit up, it was held as evidence that Agee was manipulating the child to need her. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 14 June 2023 Great white sharks scavenging on the bonanza of a whale carcass select blubber-rich spots first and sometimes even spit up fleshy chunks in favor of going back for fattier bites, according to a 2013 study in the journal PLOS ONE. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 11 Apr. 2023 One morning, my baby spit up blood. Leah Konen, Vogue, 28 Dec. 2022 From spit up to diaper leaks, there are a lot of smelly messes to deal with, and in our opinion, an all-natural laundry detergent is a great solution. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spit%20up. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

spit up

: regurgitate, vomit
the baby spit up twice
spit-up noun
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