- to discharge the contents of the stomach through the mouth; vomit.
- 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.
Origin of spew
Examples from the Web for spue
Historical Examples of spue
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.The Revelation Explained
I persuade you, that God is wringing grapes of red wine for Scotland; and that this land shall drink, and spue and fall.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
So then, because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.Notes On The Apocalypse
So then, because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out.Ancient Faiths And Modern
If one of these uses can be made of him, let him not long offend the stomach of your company; your best way is to spue him out.
- an archaic spelling of spew
- 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
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.).