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English verb: spew

1. spew (body) expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth

SamplesThe father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer.

ExamplesThe women spew water into the bowl

Synonymsptyalise, ptyalize, spit, spue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cough out, cough up, expectorate, spit out, spit up

2. spew (body) eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical

SamplesThe volcano spews out molten rocks every day.
The editors of the paper spew out hostile articles about the Presidential candidate.

Synonymseruct, spew out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release

3. spew (body) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

SamplesAfter drinking too much, the students vomited.
He purged continuously.
The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night.

Synonymsbarf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

Antonymskeep down

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