Definition of throw up
- new houses thrown up almost overnight
- in the end throws up his hands in despair
- —Frank Conroy
she must have eaten something that didn't agree with her because she threw up right after dinner
when the townspeople realized that the President's motorcade would be coming through on its way to the conference, they threw up a hasty “Welcome” sign
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