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English verb: regurgitate

1. regurgitate (motion) pour or rush back


SamplesThe blood regurgitates into the heart ventricle.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)pour

2. regurgitate (consumption) feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food


SamplesMany birds feed their young by regurgitating what they have swallowed and carried to the nest.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feed, give

3. regurgitate (communication) repeat after memorization


SamplesFor the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information.


Synonymsreproduce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)echo, repeat

4. regurgitate (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, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up


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


Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass


Antonymskeep down









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