throw up

verb

Definition of throw up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to raise quickly

  3. 2 :  give up, quit the urge … to throw up all intellectual work — Norman Mailer

  4. 3 :  to build hurriedly new houses thrown up almost overnight

  5. 4 :  vomit

  6. 5 :  to bring forth :  produce

  7. 6 :  to make distinct especially by contrast :  cause to stand out

  8. 7 :  to mention repeatedly by way of reproach

  9. intransitive verb
  10. :  vomit

throw up one's hands

  1. :  to admit defeat in the end throws up his hands in despair — Frank Conroy

Examples of throw up in a sentence

  1. she must have eaten something that didn't agree with her because she threw up right after dinner

  2. 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

15th Century

First Known Use of throw up

15th century


Medical Dictionary

throw up

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intransitive verb \ˌthrō-ˈəp\

Medical Definition of throw up

  1. :  vomit



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