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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.
something that is spewed; vomit.
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“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”
Sometimes spue .
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 spewspewer, nounun·spewed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spew
/ (spjuː) /
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
something ejected from the mouth
Also (archaic): spue
Derived forms of spewspewer, 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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