spew

[ spyoo ]
/ spyu /

verb (used without object)

to discharge the contents of the stomach through the mouth; vomit.

verb (used with object)

to eject from the stomach through the mouth; vomit.
to cast forth, gush, or eject, as in disgust or anger: The angry sergeant spewed his charges at us.

noun

something that is spewed; vomit.

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Origin of spew

First recorded before 900; Middle English spewen “to vomit, cast forth foul language,” Old English spīwan “to vomit”; cognate with German speien, Old Norse spȳja, Gothic speiwan, Latin spuere

OTHER WORDS FROM spew

spewer, nounun·spewed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spew

spew
/ (spjuː) /

verb

to eject (the contents of the stomach) involuntarily through the mouth; vomit
to spit (spittle, phlegm, etc) out of the mouth
(usually foll by out) to send or be sent out in a streamflames spewed out

noun

something ejected from the mouth
Also (archaic): spue

Derived forms of spew

spewer, noun

Word Origin for spew

Old English spīwan; related to Old Norse spӯja, Gothic speiwan, Old High German spīwan, Latin spuere, Lithuanian spiauti
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