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 The boy with the birthmark spit up his Jack-and-soda. Brontez Purnell, The Atlantic, "Early Retirement," 21 Jan. 2021 Patients sometimes vomit or spit up saliva or other fluids while being intubated. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, "Crushed by COVID, local firm rebounds with protective pods for healthcare workers," 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, "11-year-old boy in critical condition after found underwater in bathtub," 9 Sep. 2020 The doctor had struggled to treat people with severe dehydration, especially children who spit up bad-tasting salty beverages. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "Ladders, drones, and ATVS: Inside the San Antonio Border Security Expo," 13 Mar. 2020 But soon enough, that feeling of disorientation starts to fade: the baby sits up more often than spits up. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Complete Guide to Family Travel," 3 Jan. 2020 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

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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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27 Jan 2021

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“Spit up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spit%20up. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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