throw up


verb (adverb, mainly tr)

to give up; abandon, relinquish
to build or construct hastily
to reveal; produceevery generation throws up its own leaders
(also intr) informal to vomit

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Idioms and Phrases with throw up

throw up

1

Vomit, as in The new drug makes many patients throw up. [First half of 1700s]

2

Abandon, relinquish, as in After the results of the poll came in, she threw up her campaign for the Senate.

3

Construct hurriedly, as in The builder threw up three houses in a matter of a few months. [Late 1500s]

4

throw it up to. Criticize, upbraid, as in Dad was always throwing it up to the boys that they were careless and messy. [Early 1800s]

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