spit up


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spit-up \ˈspit-ˌəp \ noun

Examples of spit up in a Sentence

the baby finished nursing and promptly spit up

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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 Belle’s punch broke Vina’s nose and left him spitting up blood after the game. Nicole Hensley, chicagotribune.com, "Albert Belle arrested on indecent exposure charges in Arizona," 26 Mar. 2018 Lue, 40, stepped away from the Cavs Monday to deal with lingering health issues, which have included chest pains, spitting up blood, and other symptoms. Joe Vardon, cleveland.com, "Larry Drew learned Cavaliers were his 'show' in 1:30 a.m. text from Tyronn Lue," 19 Mar. 2018 Dunn was spitting up blood after the play, and after staying down for a few minutes, he was helped off the court. Khadrice Rollins, SI.com, "Watch: Kris Dunn Face Plants After Dunk," 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of spit up

1779, in the meaning defined above

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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