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 Girls arranged their skirts and posed coyly in the garden of Frida Kahlo’s famous blue house; teenage boys threw up double peace signs in front of the massive Palacio de Bellas Artes, mugging for each other and the camera. Zan Romanoff, Bon Appétit, "I Thought Taking Pictures on Vacation Was a Waste of Time Until I Saw This Photo of Me," 6 Nov. 2019 Only in knockout competition does a whole campaign usually come down to the final fixture, but the 2014/15 Serie A season threw up one of these rare occasions, where the previous 37 games faded into the background ahead of the final royal rumble., "Napoli 2-4 Lazio: The 90 Minute Champions League Shootout That Had it All," 6 Nov. 2019 Davis later called Pittman and told her that Perry was having trouble breathing and was throwing up, the station reported, adding that Pittman then came home and took Perry to an Atlanta children’s hospital. Fox News, "Mother admits hitting child over dirty diaper, reports say; infant later died," 29 Oct. 2019 Mitchell hit the first, missed the second and Kaminsky just threw up a prayer from the opposite baseline that came way short. Duane Rankin, azcentral, "Jazz edge Suns in controversial fashion with last-second foul, no game clock review," 28 Oct. 2019 Teens joyously mosh and throw up metal horns while brandishing the colorful Amazigh flag. Teen Vogue, "16 Stunning Images from Morocco's L'Boulevard 2019 Festival," 7 Oct. 2019 As soon as the ball reached Kelce, Thomas threw up his hands in frustration. Jonas Shaffer,, "Ravens film study: No, Earl Thomas is not the problem with their disappointing defense," 2 Oct. 2019 The Trump administration, and other foreign critics, say government handouts distort the market and throw up hurdles to access. Washington Post, "The One Bargaining Chip China Won’t Surrender," 24 Sep. 2019 The protesters threw up barricades across the city Saturday and Sunday. NBC News, "Hong Kong airport suspends check-ins amidst ongoing protests," 12 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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13 Nov 2019

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The first known use of throw up was in the 15th century

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