verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- sperry, elmer ambrose,
- sperry, roger wolcott,
- spezia, la,
Origin of spew
Examples from the Web for spew
Especially not by the faceless boogymen that spew threats with no accountability.Sarah Silverman’s History of Pro-Woman, Liberal, and Vagina-Related Activism|Asawin Suebsaeng|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Look, Hice has every right to spew his hate from the pulpit to those who chose to attend his services.
As I listen to myself and the real Bert spew inanities, I feel terrible, as if I am mocking a world before its very benefactors.
Small homes often have only kerosene lamps to provide light, which spew toxins equivalent to two packs of cigarettes a day.sOccket Inventors: Being Young and Stubborn Helps Innovation|Casey Schwartz|March 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I “embrace” my “otherness,” to spew that overused phrase of early '90s identity reclamation.
I've got him here, at my mercy: is it likely that I shouldn't be able to make him spew up his secret?The Three Eyes|Maurice Leblanc
If you strike me,” said he, “I will make you spew out your tongue.The Legend of Ulenspiegel|Charles de Coster
So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth.The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
After spending an hour in glancing over Sardini's works, I begged her to spew me her own.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
She eats that she may spew up and she spews up that she may eat.In a German Pension|Katherine Mansfield
Word Origin for spew
Old English spiwan "spew, spit," from Proto-Germanic *spiwanan (cf. Old Saxon spiwan, Old Norse spyja, Old Frisian spiwa, Middle Dutch spien, Dutch spuwen, Old High German spiwan, German speien, Gothic spiewan "to spit"), from PIE *sp(y)eu-, probably ultimately of imitative origin (cf. Latin spuere, Greek ptuein, Old Church Slavonic pljuja, Lithuanian spiauti). Also in Old English as a weak verb, speowan. Related: Spewed; spewing.
"vomited matter," c.1600, from spew (v.).