noun, verb (used with or without object), spued, spu·ing.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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.
verb spues, spuing or spued
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.).