throw up

threw up; thrown up; throwing up; throws up

Definition of throw up

transitive verb

1 : vomit
2 : to raise quickly
3 : to build hurriedly new houses thrown up almost overnight
4 : give up, quit the urge … to throw up all intellectual work— Norman Mailer
5 : to bring forth : produce
6 : to make distinct especially by contrast : cause to stand out
7 : to mention repeatedly by way of reproach
throw up one's hands
: to admit defeat in the end throws up his hands in despair— Frank Conroy

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Examples of throw up in a Sentence

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
Recent Examples on the Web When the Philadelphia Eagles chose quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round of the NFL Draft on April 24, the selection left some football analysts scratching their heads and caused some fans of the team to throw up their hands. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Titles no recommendation for Tide QBs, analyst says," 4 June 2020 The kits themselves were also known to sometimes throw up false negatives., "Hubei Changes Virus Count Method With Data Mistrust Growing," 8 May 2020 But for the time being, public health experts say those costs cannot compare with the massive loss of life that would occur if officials decide to throw up their hands and fast-track herd immunity. Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times, "The coronavirus lockdown is miserable. Rushing herd immunity could be worse," 1 May 2020 Wanda was able to throw up much of the drug, but Gary couldn’t be resuscitated, said Dr. Daniel Brooks, Banner Poison and Drug Information Center medical director. Fox News, "Police investigating case of Arizona man who died after ingesting fish tank cleaner," 30 Apr. 2020 Even despite me wanting to throw up after eating so many donuts at 7am!😂My heart is so full today!!! Georgia Slater,, "Pregnant Milla Jovovich Celebrated Birthday with Donut Bouquet: 'My Heart Is so Full'," 18 Dec. 2019 There was chubby Roger Ebert, often the meaner of the two, with his barbed complaints about his partner’s latest opinions, and there was the tall, balding Gene Siskel, the gentler and kinder one, more likely to throw up his hands in exasperation. Dipti S. Barot, Longreads, "Thumbing a Ride: What I Learned from Siskel and Ebert," 26 Nov. 2019 But on Sunday, the United States appeared to throw up its hands. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump administration pulls troops from northern Syria as Turkey readies offensive," 7 Oct. 2019 As well as bringing us a fresh group of islanders and a new villa to admire, the January series is likely to throw up many of the same linguistic debates as previous series. Rebecca Woods, Quartz, "The linguistic case for using the word “like” all the time," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of throw up

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

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19 Jun 2020

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“Throw up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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